• "The "sixties" were born on Feb. 1, 1960 when four African American college students staged the first sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. Since then, the mythology of the '60s has dominated the idea of youthful activism," NY Times, January 31, 2010, By Andrew B. Lewis
  • "Of the three big events of the early civil rights movement -- the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the 1955-56 Montgomery bus boycott and the sit-ins -- the sit-ins have always been the least understood and, yet, the most important for today's young activists," NY Times, January 31, 2010, By Andrew B. Lewis
  • "I lived with my grandfather in the Warnersville section of Greensboro, N.C. Most days, I walked from my grandfather's home to the campus. I walked by that F.W. Woolworth many times wishing that I could stop in for something to eat or a cool drink. But I could not, and unlike the "Greensboro Four," I had neither the thought nor the courage to challenge its practice of racial segregation by sitting in ....I am a native of Greensboro. Each Feb. 1, I hope all Americans will join me and say, "Because the Greensboro Four sat in, we are able to stand tall as Americans."  - USA TODAY,  Gilbert H. Caldwell - Asbury Park, N.J.
  • "Unionists celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King's memory, vision and the progress the country has made since the Greensboro sit-ins, but they also engaged in serious, intellectual, and, at times, heart-breaking discussions about the work that still needs to be done to achieve true social and economic justice for all people," Greensboro Four Sit-in for justice event review
  • "In 1960, four young students from North Carolina A&T walked into a Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina, sat down at a lunch counter and reignited a movement for social justice that would forever change America‚Ķ To the four young men who courageously sat down to order a cup of coffee 50 years ago, and to all who they inspired, I simply say, thank you," President Barak Obama's Essay on the Greensboro Sit-ins
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