Black History Month: Facts #20

I’m fairly certain that you, U.S. Reader, have the following picture of four North Carolina A&T freshmen, sitting at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, SC, at a time when blacks and whites were not to intermingle at places like Woolworth’s:

Day 2 of Woolworth Sit-In: (L to R) Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Billy Smith & Clarence Henderson, 02/02/60. From

This Black History Month “fact” is not a “fact”, nor is it about the “A&T Four”.

It is about the 5th person in the pic: the guy behind the counter, Charles Bess, via The Bitter Southerner. It is a long, but interesting, read.

Charles Bess story

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