Courage at the Greensboro Lunch Counter

Fifty years ago, four college students sat down to request lunch service at a North Carolina Woolworth’s and ignited a struggle

After being refused service at a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's, four African-American men launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. (Jack Moebes / Corbis)
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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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