On February 1, 1960 four freshman African American college students from Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina went to get food at Woolworth’s, an all-white restaurant. The shop was open to anyone regardless of his or her color, but the restaurant was for whites only. They asked for food and when denied, the students begun a peaceful protest. This action made by Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil sparked off the so-called “lunch counter sit-ins.” The food counter never served the students, but the café closed thirty minutes early. When the four young males returned back to their campus, fellow students greeted them as heroes. The next day, February 2nd, 24 students took part in the sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter. February 4th, black students were joined by white female students from the North Carolina’s Women’s College. Segregated lunch counters throughout Greensboro were affected.