On this day of remembrance, let us not forget that there was a time, not even a century ago, when many Americans were not welcome to dine at restaurants in their own communities. But despite all the advances in civil rights since then, social inequalities still exist.

“What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford to buy a hamburger?”Martin Luther King, Jr.

Watch the video below for a quick refresher on the role of lunch counter protests during the civil rights movement of the 1960s: