On February 1, 1960 four Black friends took Martin Luther King‘s, “We must meet hate with love” to Woolworth’s “WHITE ONLY” lunch counter.
Thus ignited the spark that set off sit-ins in over 60 cities. Six months later, the Woolworth’s lunch counter was desegregated.
Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney masterfully deliver the story of the Greensboro North Carolina sit in with a sprinkling of quotes from King and illustrations worthy of this pivotal moment in US history.
This seemed like a timely selection with Black History Month right around the corner and the passing of Franklin McCain: one of the four friends who started the sit in.