Projects : February One

"We are going to do something tomorrow. We're going to shake the world."

On February 1, 1960, four young freshmen at North Carolina A&T University stood up for the rights of all Americans, when they sat down at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro. The film February One tells the story of how that simple act of courage helped ignite the Civil Rights sit-in movement of the Sixties.

February One premiered on February 1, 2003 at the North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro, NC, the black college where the principal protesters were students at the time. After competing at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in 2003, February One was broadcast on February 1, 2005 on the national PBS series Independent Lens. PBS rebroadcast the film in February 2010, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Sit-ins.For more information, visit Markay Media