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Clarence L. Harris Scrapbook: Chapter 2

Date: circa 1985

Author: Clarence Harris

Biographical/Historical abstract: Clarence Lee "Curly" Harris (1905-1999) was the manager of the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro when four North Carolina A&T State University students sat-in at the lunch counter on February 1, 1960, setting off civil rights protests in Greensboro and throughout the country.

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Chapter 2 focuses on the events of February 1, 1960, including Harris' actions regarding the demonstrators. Mentioned are the "Greensboro Four": David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Joseph McNeil; Woolworth waitress Susie Morrison; Greensboro police chief Paul Calhoun; and photographer Jack Moebes. Included is a 1985 anniversary article from the Greensboro News & Record by Kelly Mitchell-Clark, "Four still bound by friendship, belief in civil rights", on the Greensboro Four’s actions and lives.

Scrapbook 1 is part of a set of scrapbooks Harris compiled during the 1980s which record his perspective on the sit-ins though his own writings, news clippings, photographs, and other ephemera. This scrapbook is organized like a book.

Download the complete scrapbook (all sections) as a PDF file.


Format of original: Other

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1007

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