By 1010 WINS’ Larry Mullins
Produced For 1010 WINS Radio by Sharon Barnes-Waters
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — It was February of 1960, and all Joseph McNeil and his three friends wanted was dessert — from the counter of a five-and-dime store in Greensboro, N.C.
But the North Carolina A&T student said the white wait staff wasn’t having it — blacks weren’t to be served at FW Woolworth’s.
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“I ordered apple pie and coffee, and they told us, ‘We’re not going to serve you boys,'” he said. “We told the white waitress we intended to sit there until they did serve us.”
And so they sat.