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[Source Description: March 1964: Photograph of Holy Week fasters. Photograph Copyright Al Amon, From the John Ehle Papers (#4555), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]

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In March, four members of the Freedom Movement staged a fast on the lawn of the Franklin Street post office to try to force local officials to reconsider the decision against the accommodations ordinance. Participants "only drank water and smoked cigarettes" (Ehle) for eight days. The protest received daily coverage by The New York Times.

[PICTURED (from left to right): Patrick Cusick, LaVert Taylor, John Dunne, James Foushee]