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Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection


Collection Description: Huldah E. (Beth) Taylor, a freshman at Guilford College, was arrested for her participation in a sit-in at the S&W Cafeteria in downtown Greensboro on May 15, 1963. This collection consists of her account of the experience written the month of the arrest, her arrest record, and letters and memorabilia relating to her arrest and civil rights work in the spring of 1963.

Repository: Guilford College


Items from this collection included in the CRG digital archive

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Item thumbnail image Infiltration in Our Churches
Date: 1963
By: unknown
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This illustrated pamphlet titled, "Infiltration in Our Churches" offers a commentary on racial integration through cartoon drawings. This item belonged to Beth Taylor, a Guilford College student who p...
Item thumbnail image A Resolution on Segregation
Date: 1963
By: American Council of Christian Churches
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This pamphlet, sponsored by the American Council of Christian Churches(ACCC) based in New York, NY, put forth the resolution reached during the ACCC’s 16th Spring Convention which addressed the issue ...
Item thumbnail image Black and white handshake tags
Date: 1963
By: unknown
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
These small paper tags depict a white person and a black person shaking hands in an effort to promote integration. These belonged to Beth Taylor, a Guilford College student who participated in the May...
Item thumbnail image Letter of support to Beth Taylor from Frank Bjornsgaard & handmade card
Date: April 18, 1963
By: Frank Bjornsgaard
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This letter of support from Frank Bjornsgaard expressed his congratulations and pride in Beth Taylor’s participation in the sit-in demonstration at the S&W Cafeteria in Greensboro, NC. This correspond...
Item thumbnail image Account of participation in the sit-ins
Date: May 1963
By: Huldah Elizabeth Taylor
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This personal account by Guilford College student Beth Taylor describes her participation in the sit-ins in Greensboro during 1963 offers background information about the movement and why she felt it ...
Item thumbnail image Poll for Guilford College student body position on integration demonstrations
Date: May 1963
By: unknown
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This survey was used in 1963 to poll the student body at Guilford College in order to "clarify its position concerning nine member students who participated in integration demonstrations this past wee...
Item thumbnail image Arrest record for sit-in
Date: May 15, 1963
By: Greensboro Police Department
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This is an official record of arrest by the Greensboro Police Department of Huldah Elizabeth Taylor on May 15, 1963 at 7:15 pm. At the age of 18, Taylor was arrested at the S&W Cafeteria in Greensboro...
Item thumbnail image Hundreds Held in Bias Protest in N.Carolina
Date: May 16, 1963
By: unknown
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This article reports on the mass demonstrations protesting segregation in Greensboro, NC on May 15, 1963. Included in the article is a description of the scene and the protest at the S&W Cafeteria as ...
Item thumbnail image Letter of thanks & advice from Mr. Bjornsgard to Beth Taylor
Date: May 23, 1963
By: Frank Bjornsgaard
From: Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
This letter from Frank Bjornsgaard to Beth Taylor thanked her for sharing a written account of her experience with the sit-in at the S&W Cafeteria in Greensboro, NC. Bjornsgaard also offered advice re...