left, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr.
(now Jibreel Khazan), and Joseph McNeil in the only photo
taken as they left the Greensboro Woolworth store on Feb.
1, 1960. The four college students, who became known as
the Greensboro Four, made a difference not only in North
Carolina but across the country. The sit-ins they sparked
lasted about a week and became an important aspect of the
Civil Rights movement, inspiring similar nonviolent demonstrations
in 54 cities in nine southeastern states.
Greensboro Daily News
Ky. (Jan. 15, 2004) -- A
free screening of the award-winning documentary, “February
One,” written and co-produced by University
of Kentucky history professor Dan Smith, will be shown
at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Kentucky
Theatre on Main Street in Lexington.
One” tells the remarkable story of the volatile winter
of 1960 in Greensboro, N.C., when four courageous young
African-American students sat down for service at a lunch
counter and by doing so helped ignite a wave of non-violent
civil rights protests that swept across the South and the
nation throughout the 1960s.
on first-hand accounts and rare archival footage of the sit-in
movement, this is the story of four ordinary young
men whose extraordinary actions changed the course of American
Dialog Inc. in Durham, N.C., “February One” has
been the official selection at film festivals throughout
the nation including the Independent
Film Producers Market Festival in New York, Duke University’s Full
West Indiefest, Nashville and Memphis Independent Film
Indiefest, and a special screening at the Smithsonian.
It is slated for broadcast on the Public
Broadcasting System (PBS) later this year.
more information, contact Dan Smith at (859) 257-1515 or email@example.com,
or visit the film’s