Rest in Peace, Franklin McCain
On February 1, 1960, Franklin McCain and four other freshman from North Carolina A&T University made history.
The students deliberately sat at a Whites-only lunch counter in Woolworth’s and refused to move, sparking a nationwide sit-in movement.
In an interview with NPR, McCain had this to say about his life-changing experience:
“Fifteen seconds after I sat on that stool, I had the most wonderful feeling. I had a feeling of liberation, restored manhood; I had a natural high. And I truly felt almost invincible.”
Thank you, McCain, for taking a stand. May you rest in peace.