- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Protesters to return to Greensboro to mark start of civil rights sit-in
- Green, Ann
- 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)
- In this January 27, 1985 article published in The Raleigh News & Observer, staff writer Ann Green gives historical information about what happened during the Greensboro sit-ins at Woolworth's as well as how the Greensboro sit-ins served as a catalyst for similar demonstrations in fifty four other cities in nine different states. Sit-in participant David L. Richmond is interviewed for this story and admits he felt a lot of fear during the demonstrations. A customer of Woolworth's in 1985 is also interviewed for this story, as is Leon W. Herndon, who was a student at historically-black Shaw University at the time of the Greensboro sit-ins and was inspired to participate in demonstrations as a result. This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins. Also included is Harris? handwritten response to the article disputing a claim in the story that police were slapping billy clubs against their palms on the first day.
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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