By Staff Reports, Air Force Reserve Command
/ Published March 04, 2015
As a young college student in 1960, McNeil (far left) and three of his friends staged a protest at a lunch counter inside a Woolworth store in Greensboro, N.C. They refused to move when they were told the facility did not serve blacks. Their protest quickly spread to lunch counters in 54 cities in nine states.
Retired Maj. Gen. Joseph A. McNeil