Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series presents

February One


  • Thu, February 1 at 10:00am, 11:30am

    Performance Length: 60 minutes

    On this remarkable day, February 1, in the year 1960, four college freshmen changed American history. This film depicts Ezell Blair, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil—the “Greensboro Four”—as they began a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. The restaurant refused service to patrons of color. This demonstration is considered one of the pivotal moments in the American civil rights movement. In the film, protesters recount how the idea for the sit-in grew out of their late-night talks in campus dorms, and how the decision to act changed their lives and history forever.


    Curriculum Connections: Documentary Film, Visual Literacy, Contextual Relevance, Critical Response, History, Government, Civics, Geography


    Interested in exploring the Civil Rights Movement in Durham? Visit our powerful “Confronting Change” exhibit which explores the desegregation of the Carolina Theatre and the courageous protestors who made sure their theater was open to all. A teaching guide is available for a complete lesson plan on the movement. Please contact Shana Adams by email at to schedule a tour.

    All Durham Public Schools reservations will be made by the school-designated Arts Liaison. The Arts Liaison was appointed by each school principal to coordinate this effort. Please contact your principal for further action.

    Online reservations end five days prior to a performance date. Tickets will still be sold at the box office on the date of the event, dependent upon availability. Please email us for availability at

    This performance has the option to add on a Durham Arts Council Creative Arts in Public and Private Schools Program (CAPS) workshop or residency.

    “Doc-U-Memories” (field trip-walking tour) presented by Aya Shabu of Whistlestop Tours.

    Book this CAPS program by emailing