59th Anniversary of the Sit-In Movement

Faculty, staff, press reporters and members of the community gathered on February 1, 2019 to commemorate the 59th Anniversary of the Woolworth’s Sit-in. On a winter day in 1960, four African-American A&T college students took seats at the segregated “Whites Only” lunch counter and would not move. This action sparked national attention as well as other similar sit-ins around the country. Two of the original four were present alongside family members of the other two. The celebration was hosted in front of Barnhill’s “February One” sculpture representing the four man who changed the course of history.