[Description: a black man with a mustache in a light suit, dark tie, holds his cane and sits in his wheelchair.] Photo & description from Leroy Moore. “In mid-June 1960, Rev. Ivory held a “wheelchair sit-in.” He rolled up to the lunch counter at McCrory in his wheelchair and asked for service, but was denied. He claimed that he did not break any laws because he never actually sat on a lunch counter seat.” This incident was covered by the national press.“ Leroy: I wrote a poem about him entitle "Shotgun In His Lap!” which will be in the upcoming book, Black Kripple Delivers Poetry & Lyrics
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