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'The lunch counter now has two empty seats:' She is the only one left who can describe what it felt like to sit there that hateful day.

Jan 16, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

"Who do you think the guys are in the shades?" Joan Mulholland asked.

I looked again at the black-and-white photograph on the coffee table in front of us. I had stared at it many times, but had never noticed the three men wearing sunglasses - not until that moment.

"They're the FBI," Mulholland said.

You have likely seen the photo. You might have even stared at it, too. It was taken on May 28, 1963, and it captures the nonviolent tactic that civil rights activists employed at t...