- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Sit-Ins' Silver Day: A look at the lessons 25 years later
- Chafe, William H., 1942-
- Contributor to Resource:
- Harris, Clarence Lee
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro Sit-ins, Greensboro, N.C., 1960
Segregation in education--United States
Civil rights demonstrations
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- clippings (information artifacts)
- This article was published in the biweekly North Carolina Independent in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins at Woolworth's. Written by Duke University historian, William Chafe, the article provide historical context for the Greensboro sit-ins and describes how the sit-ins became a catalyst to other civil rights demonstrations nationwide. Chafe asserts that white Greensboro leaders " practiced a very sophisticated form of racism" after segregation was ruled unconstitutional. For instance, Chafe alleges that in Greensboro, there was "token" integration in places like Greensboro that prevented the NAACP from launching a class-action suit against the entire state. This article was saved in a scrapbook by Clarence "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins. In addition to the clipping, Harris offers a "correction" to the numbers mentioned in the article, but does not dispute its historical accuracy.
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- Additional Rights Information:
- IN COPYRIGHT. This item is subject to copyright. Contact the contributing institution for permission to reuse.
- 9" x 11"
- Original Collection:
MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro. University Libraries