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Franklin McCain of Wilmington, North Carolina is pictured in April, 1960. (AP)
Franklin McCain of Wilmington, North Carolina is pictured in April, 1960. (AP)
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Franklin McCain was one of four students who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., on February 1, 1960.

The freshman from North Carolina A&T ignited a sit-in movement in the Jim Crow South that led to other key chapters in the Civil Rights era.

McCain died yesterday at the age of 73.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jeff Tiberii of WUNC has this remembrance.

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This segment aired on January 10, 2014.

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