Harris sits in the same spot as Rosa Parks at N.C. lunch counter

Kamala Harris sits in seat that Rosa Parks used to protest whites-only policy at Woolrich’s lunch counter in 1960 that is now at civil rights museum in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord

  • Vice President Kamala Harris sat in the same spot as civil rights legend Rosa Parks during a surprise visit to the International Civil Rights Center & Museo
  • The museum was built in the building that housed Woolworth’s, where the A&T Four staged the 1960 lunch counter sit-in, a key moment of the civil rights era
  • They had been inspired by Parksrefusal to get up from her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955, along with her subsequent arrest
  • Parks visited Woolworth’s alongside the A&T Four in 1995, 10 anni prima della sua morte – a visit that helped raise funds to build the museum
  • Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, was in North Carolina to deliver a speech and tour an electric school bus plant
  • vicepresidente Kamala Harris sat in the same spot as civil rights legend Rosa Parks during a surprise visit Monday to the International Civil Rights Center & Museo in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord.

    Harris, the first woman and woman of color to hold the office of vice president, walked in and asked where Parks had sat, telling staff she wanted to sit there too.

    Parks visited the center in 1995 and posed alongside the A&T Fourthe four black men who in 1960 staged a lunch counter sit-in at Woolworth’s in Greensboroa key moment in the civil rights era.

    Vice President Kamala Harris sat in the same spot as civil rights legend Rosa Parks during a surprise visit Monday to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord

    Vice President Kamala Harris sat in the same spot as civil rights legend Rosa Parks during a surprise visit Monday to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord

    Vice President Kamala Harris sits in Rosa Parks' seat at the lunch counter at the International Civil Rgiths Center & Museum Monday in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord

    Vice President Kamala Harris sits in Rosa Parksseat at the lunch counter at the International Civil Rgiths Center & Museum Monday in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord

    Vice President Kamala Harris adjusts a plate as she sits in Rosa Parks' seat at the lunch counter that formerly was the Woolworth's department store

    Vice President Kamala Harris adjusts a plate as she sits in Rosa Parksseat at the lunch counter that formerly was the Woolworth’s department store

    Vice President Kamala Harris was accompanied by (da sinistra) Melvin Skip Alston-Guilford, County Board of Commissioners, Rev. Anthony Spearman and John Swain, the museum's director

    Vice President Kamala Harris was accompanied by (da sinistra) Melvin Skip Alston-Guilford, County Board of Commissioners, Rev. Anthony Spearman and John Swain, the museum’s director

    Vicepresidente Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, stands below a sign that reads 'colored entrance' at the International Civil Rights Center & Museo

    Vicepresidente Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, stands below a sign that reads ‘colored entranceat the International Civil Rights Center & Museo

    Nel 1960 four black students - called the A&T Four - sat at an all-whites lunch counter at Woolworth's in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord - now the site of the museum

    Nel 1960 four black studentscalled the A&T Foursat at an all-whites lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, Carolina del Nord – now the site of the museum

    They were inspired by civil rights icon Rosa Parks (giusto), photographed after the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal in. 1956. Parks visited the Greensboro site in 1995, 10 anni prima della sua morte

    They were inspired by civil rights icon Rosa Parks (giusto), photographed after the Supreme Court ruled that segregation was illegal in. 1956. Parks visited the Greensboro site in 1995, 10 anni prima della sua morte

    A Montgomery, Alabama Sheriff's Department booking photo of Rosa Parks after she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and was arrested in December 1955

    A Montgomery, Alabama Sheriff’s Department booking photo of Rosa Parks after she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger and was arrested in December 1955

    Parks had inspired the four menDavid Richmond, Franklin McCain, Jibreel Khazan and Joseph McNeil, freshmen at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Collegeby refusing to move to the back of the bus to make room for white passengers in December 1955.

    She was arrested for her disobedience, which inspired the Montgomery bus boycott.

    Five years later when Richmond, McCain, Khazanthen named Ezell Blair Jrand McNeil sat down at Woolworth department store’s all-white lunch counter, they said they were inspired by Parks.

    ‘We’d always reflect on Rosa Parks,’ McCain told Greensboro’s News & Disco nel 2005, shortly after Parks’ Morte.

    For the story, the A&T Four recalled meeting Parks at that same lunch counter 10 years before.

    ‘She said she was very proud of what we did, e abbiamo detto, “You laid the foundation for us,”‘ recalled Khazan.

    Her visit to the site helped begin fundraising for the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, which was built at the site of the former Woolworth’s.

    Harris told reporters that she, pure, got to meet Parks before she passed away in 2005 all'età di 92.

    Prior to the surprise stop, the vice president delivered remarks at Guilford Technical Community College and toured Thomas Built Buses, a company that builds electric school buses.

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