Independent Lens : February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four (2005)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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"February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four" recalls the 1960 sit-in by four North Carolina A&T freshmen at a Woolworth's lunch counter. It turned out to be the civil-rights movement's "catalyst," says narrator Lesley Blair. Their story is told in re-creations and news clips, and in the comments of the four themselves (one, David Richamond, who died in 1990, is seen in old clips). Says Franklin McCain: "Manhood and dignity. That's what we were trying to get."

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African-American, character [values], civil-disobedience, Civil-Rights, defiance, determination, friendship, non-violence, protester, re-enactment, segregation, sit-in, south, student