- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Greensboro sit-ins were just the beginning
- Goldfield, David R.
- 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)
- UNC-Charlotte history professor David R. Goldfield argues in his guest column for the Greensboro News & Record that the sit-in movement, which originated in Greensboro and spread to many other cities throughout the South, led to the destruction of the "Solid South", where white residents of the southern region would be the region's sole decision makers. Goldfield mentions that reaction to sit-in movements ranged from blatantly violent in some cities to grudgingly cooperative in other, and he believes that cities such as Greensboro, Charlotte and Atlanta—which had fairly affluent black middle classes—had already developed some interracial dialog and put up the least resistance to integration. Goldfield largely believes that the answer to the question "How far have we come?" is different depending on where it is asked and who is being asked. Goldfield maintains that the sit-ins accomplished three things for southerners: they "made the black man visible", they served as a redemption for the white race, and they uplifted the South with a distinct story that has a "happy conclusion." 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.
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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