Historical marker placed on civil rights site

June 24, 2008 2:26:40 PM PDT
A new historical marker now stands near the site of a Durham, North Carolina restaurant where a group of young African Americans held a sit-in 51 years ago.The marker was unveiled Monday at a local church. In 1957, Reverend Douglas Moore led the group into the segregated royal ice cream parlor demanding to be served in the same way as whites. The waitress would not, so they refused to leave and ended up being arrested. Moore recalled his reaction to being told he wouldn't be served.

"Well we can't serve you. I said why? I got money, we got money, what else do you need? But you're Black. I said no,no,no. I said we're customers," said civil rights pioneer Rev. Moore.

Moore was joined at the unveiling by three other protesters who were with him during the original historic sit-in.


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