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Print, Photographic

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Creator:Wilson, Delmont
Title:Print, Photographic
Date:1960 Feb.

Black and white photograph of a crowd gathered at a lunch counter during the Chattanooga sit-ins of February 1960. This took place at Woolworth's lunch counter on the third day of protests. African American students sat at the lunch counter which had a sign that read: "lunch counter closed". Even more African Americans are gathered behind those at the counter, and a few white students are gathered as well. A few police officers can be seen at the very back of the crowd. In the distance someone is standing on the counter, perhaps taking a photograph. The name "Wilson" is written on the back referring to the photographer, likely Delmont Wilson of the Chattanooga News-Free Press.

Types:Photographs | StillImage
Subjects:Race relations | Chattanooga (Tenn.)--Race relations | African Americans--Tennessee--Chattanooga | African Americans--Social conditions | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Chattanooga | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Chattanooga | Segregation--Tennessee--Chattanooga | Discrimination in public accommodations--Tennessee--Chattanooga | F.W. Woolworth Company | United States, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, 35.045631, -85.309677
Collection:Chattanooga Sit-ins and desegregation
Institution:University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Contributors:University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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