Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Funeral plans set for Franklin McCain Sr.

Funeral services will be Friday afternoon for Franklin McCain Sr., one of the four college students whose 1960 sit-in at a Greensboro lunch counter helped spur the U.S. civil rights movement.

The service is planned for 2 p.m. at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3400 Beatties Ford Road. Visitation is scheduled for noon.

McCain died last week at the age of 73.

He was a Union County native who grew up in Washington and then returned to North Carolina as a student at North Carolina A&T State University. The February 1960 sit-in at an F.W. Woolworth lunch counter spurred similar sit-ins across the country.

McCain later became a chemist, working for Celanese Corporation in Charlotte for 35 years. He also was prominent in education and civil rights efforts.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
Your 2 Cents
Share your opinion with our Partners
Learn More
CharlotteObserver.com