Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Virginia Library Sit-In

On Feb. 1, 1960, four black freshmen from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro, N.C., go to the “whites-only” lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store and attempt to order coffee. This was the first of many lunch-counter sit-ins that brought national attention to segregated spaces in the south. However, peaceful sit-ins began earlier, in Aug. 1939, when five black men entered the Barrett Branch of the Alexandria Library in Virginia.
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Unsung Heroes: Integrating Professional Football

When Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, baseball was changed forever. However, professional football had a history of integration and re-integration well before Robinson stepped on the field.
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