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Benjamin Cowins during a sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee.
Patricia Stephens Due Papers, N2015-1, Box 10, Folder 1
Food service--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Discrimination in public accommodations
Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
African Americans--Civil rights
African Americans--Political activity
African American civil rights workers--Florida--Leon County--Tallahassee
Accompanying note: "With money in his hand, FAMU student Benjamin Cowins tries to get service at a McCrory's lunch counter on February 21, 1961. He looks toward the waitress, who is ignoring him. Two weeks later he was arrested at a Neisners lunch counter, which led to his spending thirty days in jail."
Patricia Stephens Due was an African-American civil rights leader and activist. She was an educator, public speaker, author and life-long civil rights proponent.
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Benjamin Cowins during a sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee. 1961. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296157>, accessed 21 February 2024.
Benjamin Cowins during a sit-in at McCrory's lunch counter in Tallahassee. 1961. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/296157>