So who were the Greensboro Four? The group consisted of Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil, all freshmen at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, situated in Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Sit-In and the Sit-In Movement). They were all very intelligent, considering they majored in sociology, business administration/accounting, chemistry/biology, and engineering physics respectively. The group also possessed great leadership skills, seeing that Ezell Blair would become president of his class, student government, campus NAACP, and the Greensboro Congress of Racial Equality; while Joseph McNeil was a dedicated member of the ROTC (Greensboro Four Key Players). Although the young men were well on their way in shaping quality lives for themselves, they did h...
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...s not only in the present, but for all future generations. It says in the constitution that all men are created equal, and the Greensboro Four helped bring that statement to fruition.
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