What Can One Person Do to Change the World?

by | Feb 2, 2013 | Archive

The Highlander Center, credited with training Rosa Parks and some of the greatest social justice and civil rights leaders of our time, posted this photo on 2/1/13.  They reminded us that 53 years ago at 4:30pm, four brave students at A&T University sat down at a segregated lunch counter in a Greensboro Woolworth’s store, ordered coffee, and stayed in their seats, despite being refused service, until the store closed.

These four courageous men put their bodies and lives on the line to change our collective future.
Five days later, over 500 students filled that store and others in downtown Greensboro. From there the sit-ins spread across the state and across the South, transforming the Civil Rights movement.

If we saw a photo of you in 50 years, doing something today that transformed the future, what would it be?

Written by Carolyn Ashworth