- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Remembering sit-ins
- Contributor to Resource:
- Harris, Clarence Lee
- 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 February 1, 1985 Greensboro News & Record editorial views the Woolworth sit-ins in retrospect and urges readers not to be "smug" when commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the sit-ins, as America still had not achieved a color-blind society, and—in Greensboro in particular—the number of minorities in local politics was not proportionate to the city's black population. The editorial also questions why the people accepted segregation for so long and why desegregation and integration had not occurred sooner. The editorial staff does admit some pride in knowing that Greensboro served as "the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement." This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook by Clarence "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins. Also included are Harris' handwritten notes which offer some rebuttal to the article, saying there were no "colored only" signs in the Greensboro Woolworth's store and that "Woolworth's tried to lead in desegregation but none followed—not until the law was passed 4 years later."
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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