In a surprise stop during a visit to Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris dropped in on the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
The museum houses what remains of the Woolworth’s five-and-dime where, on Feb. 1, 1960, four Black college students sat at a lunch counter and politely asked for service ― a revolutionary act at the time.
They were rebuffed, but they returned to the whites-only lunch counter day after day in increasing numbers, popularizing the sit-in movement that spread quickly across the South.
Harris reportedly sat in the seat once occupied by Rosa Parks when she visited the museum in the 1990s.
Vice President Harris today at the Woolworth’s lunch counter where the 1960 Greensboro student sit-in took place pic.twitter.com/WAxq690fDo
— Michael Li 李之樸 (@mcpli) April 19, 2021 SAUL LOEB via Getty Images Harris is shown the once-segregated lunch counter from the original Woolworth’s building as she visits Greensboro, North Carolina, on Monday. SAUL LOEB via Getty Images Harris sits at the lunch counter where four Black college students began a sit-in protest in 1960. RELATED… Meghan McCain Somehow Blames Kamala Harris For Republican Vaccine Skepticism Kamala Harris: Daunte Wright 'Should Be Alive Today' Moving Forward Together, North Carolina Is Leading the Next Civil Rights Movement Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost