- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Greensboro Blacks Supported Sit-Ins
- Gruson, Lindsey
- 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 Greensboro Daily News article, staff writer Lindsey Gruson discusses the motivations behind, and effect of, the Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins of 1960 that set off nonviolent protests across the U.S. Gruson writes that sit-in participants and scholars agree that "no single reason explains the nationwide explosion of sentiment and action that the Greensboro protest sparked." The article credits national media attention for spurring the civil rights movement, and argues that "the civil rights movement of the '60s without television is unimaginable." Quoted in the article is John Lewis, politician and former chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Lewis says that televised coverage of civil rights protests, returning veterans, and Martin Luther King Jr., all played a part in fueling the nonviolent movement. Also referenced in the article is Dr. William Chafe, historian and author of a book on civil rights struggles in Greensboro, Civilities and Civil Rights. This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook about the twentieth anniversary of the sit-ins made by Clarence L. "Curly" Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins.
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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