Civil rights sit-in pioneer McCain dies at 73, joined 3 others to desegregate lunch counters

  • by: EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 10, 2014 - 10:35 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. — Franklin McCain, who helped spark a movement of nonviolent sit-in protests across the South by occupying a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in 1960, has died, his son said Friday. He was 73.

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