- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Blacks, whites eat lunch - Big deal
- Schlosser, Jim
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro Sit-ins, Greensboro, N.C., 1960
Civil rights demonstrations
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- clippings (information artifacts)
- This January 31, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial by Jim Schlosser claims that segregation at lunch counters seems absurd in hindsight. Schlosser writes that at the local Woolworth store—where four North Carolina A&T State University students began sit-ins in protest of segregation—blacks and whites work and dine together without issue. On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 sit-ins, Schloser discusses the protests with two patrons of the lunch counter, neither of whom are old enough to remember segregation. Store manager Andy Moye says he is part of an interracial committee organizing events to commemorate the 1960 sit-ins, and recalls Woolworth's segregation policy during the sixties, when he worked at a store in Statesville, North Carolina. Schlosser concluded the article with a discussion of Greensboro's racial policies in the early-twentieth century. This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook about the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins by Clarence "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins.
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- 9" x 11"
- Original Collection:
MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries