- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- On the playgrounds, it's a mixed bag
- Mickey, Lisa M.
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- clippings (information artifacts)
- This December 14, 1987, article from the Greensboro News & Record by sports writer Lisa D. Mickey, reports on the effect of race relations on recreational sports in Greensboro. The article begins with a history of the integration of the Gillespie park golf course between 1955 and 1959, and continues with a discussion of more recent issues. Most of the people interviewed stated that racial issues in this area were minimal but that stereotypes and other conflicts were still present. It was also noted that white youth were more drawn to soccer and competitive swimming, while black youth preferred baseball, basketball, and football, and there was a suggestion that economics might be a factor in this trend.This article was saved in a scrapbook by Clarence "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins. The article was part of a multi-part series in December, 1987, entitled "Two Worlds: Black & White".
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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