Bluefield, WV Woman Recalls Inspiration From King To Stand Up To Discrimination

When Deloris French of Bluefield was in high school, she and a cousin from Itman had participated in a huge band festival that day at Park Central High School.

Afterwards, they were hungry and decided to stop by the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Bluefield to get a hot dog.

Woolworths Department StoreFrench said she did something in the store on that day she had never done before: sit on a stool at the counter to order.

Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph/Charlie Boothe

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