Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, January 15, 2010 7:06 pm

Sitting down to stand up

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“And she said, ‘Boys, I am so proud of you. I only regret that you didn’t do this 10 years ago.’ Under my breath I said, ‘Lady, what do you expect? I’m only 17 years old.'”

Franklin McCain, one of the three surviving members of the Greensboro Four, black students at N.C. A&T who sat at a whites-only lunch counter at the Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960, speaking Thursday night at Elon University’s law school. (Recorded by my friend and former colleague Doug Clark of the N&R.)

(Video coming here soon.)

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