- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- Ministers Forum Supports Strike by Blind Workers
- LeeW. K., Jr.
- Date of Original:
- Segregation in education--United States
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- clippings (information artifacts)
- In this November 19, 1970 Greensboro Daily News article, W. K. Lee Jr. reports on the Greensboro Ministers Pulpit Forum's support of the workers strike at Industries of the Blind due to poor conditions at the factory where "workers are subjected to exploitative wages, forced to work under horrible and dangerous conditions, denied seniority rights based on work efficiency and black workers suffered wide-spread racial discrimination." The forum also criticizes the media for their lack of coverage of the strike, and claims that many strikers have faced harassment. Lee reports that Mayor Jack Elam called a press conference to discuss allegations that the police department had provided transportation to work for non-strikers and harassed strikers. Leaders of the Pulpit Forum are Rev. Julius Douglas and Rev. Prince Graves. 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 that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement.
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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