A&T Mourns Loss of Civil Rights Icon Franklin McCain ’64

Dr. Franklin McCain '64North Carolina A&T State University is saddened to announce the death of Dr. Franklin E. McCain. He died January 9, 2014 after a brief illness at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

McCain, graduated from North Carolina A&T in 1964. As a member of the A&T Four, he helped orchestrate and lead the sit-in movement that began at a lunch counter at F.W. Woolworth in downtown Greensboro on Feb. 1, 1960.

“The Aggie family mourns the loss of Dr. Franklin McCain. His contributions to this university, the city of Greensboro and the nation as a civil rights leader are without measure. His legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of Aggies and friends throughout the world,” said Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.

McCain was a member of The North Carolina University system’s Board of Governors. He has held several leadership positions, including serving as chair of A&T’s Board of Trustees and has received numerous awards for his service.  Details about a memorial service are forthcoming.

Source: North Carolina A&T State University, http://www.ncat.edu/news/2014/01/f-mcain.html


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