Adams remembers sacrifices made by Greensboro Four

Adams remembers sacrifices made by Greensboro Four
February 04
00:00 2016

 To the Editor,

[The 56th anniversary of the Greensboro Four sit-ins was Monday, Feb. 1.]

Today marks the start of Black History Month – a time to celebrate the historical and cultural contributions African-Americans have made to this great nation. In honoring those contributions, we must remember the sacrifices and bravery of those who shaped the civil rights movement.

On this day, 56 years ago, four North Carolina A&T freshmen –Joseph Mcneil, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain and David Richmond – put their lives on the line and took bold action by sitting at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter on Elm Street in Greensboro.

In the days following their peaceful defiance, students from across the state of North Carolina joined in, and this led to a national movement to end racial segregation in America.  We must never forget the courage and selflessness of the Greensboro Four, which helped create a better America for all people.

U.S. Rep. Alma S. Adams

12th District of North Carolina

Adams has introduced H. Res. 128, a bipartisan resolution to honor the Greensboro Four. There are currently 62 members of Congress who support the legislation.

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