GREENSBORO, N.C. — A memorial is being held today for Civil Rights leader Franklin McCain.
The service will take place from 10 a.m.-noon, at Harrison Auditorium at N.C. A&T University.
McCain’s funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte.
It is open to the public.
While a student at N.C. A&T State University, McCain and three other A&T freshmen, now known as the “Greensboro Four,” initiated the sit-in movement when they sat down at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960, and requested service.
The consequences of their courageous action have become a permanent part of the nation’s civil rights legacy.
McCain died last Thursday after a brief illness.
For more information on the memorial and parking, visit http://www.ncat.edu/frankmccain/index.html