On Friday, Feb. 1, North Carolina A&T State University will celebrate the 53rd Sit-In Anniversary with a series of events honoring the N.C. A&T Four. The theme for the event is “Legacy to Legacy: Shared Leadership.”

The celebration will begin with the annual Sit-In Breakfast at 6 a.m. at the Alumni-Foundation Event Center. The event will feature remarks from the living members of the A&T Four – Ezell Blair Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and the Richmond family.  David Richmond is deceased.

The Breakfast program will also feature the winners of the Guilford County Schools Sit-In essay competition as well as remarks from student leaders and administrators. Breakfast will be followed by the laying of the memorial wreath at 9 a.m. at the February One Monument and a roundtable discussion with the A&T Four and Student Government Association at 9:30 a.m. in Harrison Auditorium.

The A&T Four sat down at a segregated lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in Downtown Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960.

These events are free and open to the public. No reservation is required. For more information call 336.334.7791.