Franklin McCain

Hundreds Honor Franklin McCain's Legacy At Funeral

Jan 21, 2014
Tasnim Shamma

Friends, family, university presidents and politicians gathered for the funeral of civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain Friday afternoon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.  McCain was one of four African-American college students who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro in 1960 that helped spur sit-ins across the country.

Jeff Tiberii / NC Public Radio

The funeral for civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain is Friday in Charlotte. McCain was one the four teenagers who sat down at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1st, 1960. Yesterday, close to 1,000 people turned out to his alma matter North Carolina A&T State University to remember him. Jeff Tiberii of North Carolina Public Radio was there and filed this report.