By Annabeth Poe
Thursday, a crowd gathered outside the former Colonial Drug Store to honor nine African-American high school students who 59 years ago orchestrated a sit-in. Town historians say it was the only sit-in in the country exclusively led by high-schoolers. Their actions helped launch the civil rights movement in Chapel Hill.
For the 60th anniversary next year, the town plans to erect a monument in their honor.
Annabeth Poe reports.