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Oral history interview with Geneva Tisdale

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Creator:Tisdale, Geneva, 1933-
Title:Oral history interview with Geneva Tisdale

Oral history in which Geneva Tisdale recalls the Feb. 1, 1960 sit-in, the larger crowds during the following days, and the eventual shut down of the counter. She recounts the day the counter first re-opened to serve blacks and whites, and her experience as one of the first three black customers to be served.

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Subjects:Tisdale, Geneva, 1933- | Civil rights movements--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American women--North Carolina--Greensboro | African American civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Civil rights--North Carolina--Greensboro | Civil rights--North Carolina--Greensboro | Sit-ins--North Carolina--Greensboro | Passive resistance--North Carolina--Greensboro | Direct action--North Carolina--Greensboro | Nonviolence--North Carolina--Greensboro | F.W. Woolworth Company--Employees | Women food service employees--North Carolina--Greensboro | Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | African Americans--Segregation--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race discrimination--North Carolina--Greensboro | Race relations | Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations--History--20th century | United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.0726355, -79.7919754
Collection:Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
Institution:University of North Carolina at Greensboro's University Libraries
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries
Original Material:

Greensboro Public Library Oral History Project, Greensboro Public Library

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Forms part of online collection: Greensboro Voices.

Persistent Link to Item:http://library.uncg.edu/dp/crg/oralHistItem.aspx?i=600