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9:06 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Hundreds Honor Franklin McCain's Legacy At Funeral

The funeral for civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain was held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church on Friday afternoon.
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.

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10:32 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Charlotte's Franklin McCain, One Of The Greensboro Four, Remembered At NC A&T

Close to 1,000 people celebrated the life of Franklin Eugene McCain inside of Harrison Auditorium on the North Carolina A&T campus.
Credit 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.

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