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OTG-OTC: Clarence Henderson: "The Content of Character.”

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 On Monday, February 1, 1960, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr. and David Richmond (The Greensboro Four) entered the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C., around 4:30 p.m. and purchased merchandise at several counters. They sat down at the store's "whites only" lunch counter and ordered coffee, and were denied service, ignored and then asked to leave. They remained seated at the counter until the store closed early at 5 p.m.

On tuesday, February 2, 1060, Twenty-five people returned to the F.W. Woolworth store. The students sat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. while white patrons heckled them. Undaunted, they sat with books and study materials to keep them busy. They were still refused service.  Clarence Henderson was one of the twenty-five.

Debbie Barth will be talking with Clarence Henderson today, concerning that now-famous "Woolworth's Sit-in" , which helped to end racial segregation, and his thoughts on the Civil Rights movement ... then and now.  We will also be talking about what it was like in the military back then, raising his children as a single parent, and what it is like to be a black Considervative in today's America.


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Ms. Lynn Bensy and Linda J Alexander (OTG-OTC panel members) will be joining Debbie, as well.