- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Television Gave Impetus to Movement
- 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 27, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article was published on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter. The article chronicles numerous civil rights struggles in Greensboro in the decade prior to the sit-ins including Dr. George Simpkins effort to desegregate the municipal golf course, Ezell Blair, Sr.?s drive to get local businesses to hire more minorities, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to the Bennett College campus in 1958. Also mentioned is the peripheral involvement of white merchant Ralph Johns and North Carolina A&T College president Warmath Gibbs in the 1960 sit-ins. 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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- Additional Rights Information:
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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