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The Sit-In Movement, 1960  

Four North Carolina A&T freshmen made history on February 1, 1960 by starting America’s Sit-In Movement at F. W. Woolworth in downtown Greensboro.
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February One Statue


Engraved on the February One Monument base...
These four A&T Freshmen envisioned and carried out the lunch counter sit-in of February 1, 1960 in downtown Greensboro. Their courageous act against social injustice inspired similar progress across the nation and is remembered as a defining moment in the struggle for civil rights.

Artist and creator of the February One monument, Dr. James Barnhill is an associate professor in the Visual and Performing Arts Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina A&T State University.  
The statue was unveiled on the 42nd anniversary, February 1, 2001. It is located in the circular drive in front of the Dudley Building.



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