Arts Discovery

Arts Discovery Educational Series Presents

February One

RECOMMENDED FOR GRADES 5-12

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 North Carolina. The restaurant refused service to African Americans. This demonstration is considered one of the pivotal moments in the American civil rights movement. In the film, protestors 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: History, Civics, Visual Literacy, Contextual Relevancy, Critical Response

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” Workshop presented by Aya Shabu of Whistlestop Tours

Doc-U-Memories is an interactive game-ified walking and “place-keeping” experience where students work together to explore the history of historic neighborhoods, symbolic monuments, and sites of civic engagement on their own school’s campus to find clues and solve challenges in a history scavenger hunt. Whistle Stop will design challenges, curate sites of exploration, and highlight relevant history specific and approximate to the school and surrounding environment.

Book this CAPS program by emailing efan@carolinatheatre.org.


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.