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Ethiopian-born, Swedish-raised, and Harlem-rooted — it’s apparently the perfect recipe.
McNeil is one of the Greensboro Four, four black college students, who say all they wanted to do, on their way home from Christmas break, was to get a snack. And the further they went south (from New York City), the more segregated it got.
They say your first passion is the one you choose. But your second, and most defining passion, is the one that chooses you.
We’re sitting here in this restaurant, and I don’t think (aside from our production equipment and microphones drawing attention), that anybody really knew who he was.
It was February of 1960, and all Joseph McNeil and his three friends wanted was dessert.