The 59th Annual February One Sit-In Celebration

59th Annual February One Sit-In Celebration

The 59th Annual February One Sit-In Celebration marks the day when four N.C. A&T freshmen - Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond -refused to leave a segregated lunch counter at a downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s. Their simple act of defiance touched off a sit-in movement nationwide and established a prominent place for them in U.S. civil rights history.

MacArthur Genius Grant awardee and national co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II will serve as keynote speaker

Ticket distribution will begin Jan. 14, 8 a.m., at the University Ticket Office in Brown Hall. Call (336) 334-7749 for information regarding hours.

The February One Sit-In program is as follows (all events are on the N.C. A&T campus):

  • Breakfast: 7 a.m., Alumni Foundation Event Center
    Program: 8 a.m.
  • Laying of the A&T Four Memorial Wreath: 10 a.m., February One Monument
  • Panel Discussion: 10:30 a.m., Harrison Auditorium