There are many places in American history that people recognize instantly. They're places you see in textbooks or learn about on field trips.
But sometimes the most important places in history aren't giant landmarks. Sometimes, they're just a lunch counter.
Did you recognize the counter in the image? It's the Woolworth's lunch counter where four African-American students sat down and politely asked for service. Their peaceful sit-in is what helped spark a youth-led movement for racial equality in the South.
Woolworth's Lunch Counter was (and in California still is) an iconic lunch spot for many people. Who wouldn't love a banana split for only 39 cents?
Did you recognize this historic landmark? Share if you did!