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Born in Greensboro, North Carolina on January 3, 1941.
McCain was raised in Washington D.C. Graduated from eastern High school. He returned to North Carolina to attend the Agricultural and Technical State University and in 1964, received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and Biology. Later, he went back to college and and earned his Master of Arts degree.
Born in Wilmington North Carolina, March 25, 1942.
He was president of his Parishes Catholic Youth Council, graduated from Williston Senior High School, and soon after he and family moved to New York. He later received a full scholarship to Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; however, McNeil found moving into the segregated south was a hard transition to make(one reason he took part in the sit-in). McNeil later joined the U.S. Air Force.
Born in Greensboro, N.C. October 18, 1941.
Ezell Blaire, Jr.:
Blair graduated from Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. and attended the Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for Sociology. He was the most unsure one in the group about doing the sit-in and asked his parents for advice, they told him to trust what he felt was right.
Born on April 20, 1941 in Greensboro , North Carolina and Died Dec. 7, 1990 of lung cancer in Greensboro, NC.
Graduated from Dudley High School, then went to Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, his majors were administering and accounting. Richmond was married while in college (over all married and divorced three times)and he left before he got his degree. He found a job working as a counselor-coordinator for the CETA program in Greensboro for a while, but never kept a job for too long. According to his friends, they were no match for his talents.