- Greensboro Voices: Voicing Observations in Civil Rights and Equality struggles
- George Simkins: a lifetime struggling for civil rights
- Date of Original:
- Greensboro Sit-ins, Greensboro, N.C., 1960
Greensboro (N.C.)--Race relations
Protest movements--United States
Greensboro (N.C.)--History--20th century
Civil rights demonstrations
Civil rights workers--North Carolina--Greensboro
- United States, North Carolina, Guilford County, Greensboro, 36.07264, -79.79198
- clippings (information artifacts)
- This circa February 4, 1990, article from the Greensboro News & Record, profiles George Simkins, former president of the Greensboro chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In a first-person narrative, Simkins recalls the early moments of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins, including the critical reaction he received for not calling the national NAACP office. He also states that the movement was a success due specifically to the student involvement and their sheer numbers. He mentions Jesse Jackson's visit during the 1963 demonstrations in which the Greensboro S&W Cafeteria and several theatres were integrated. 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. It appears that portions of the article may be missing.
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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