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Clarence L. Harris Scrapbook: Chapter 7

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 7 of this scrapbook focuses on the events of February 6, 1960, the sixth day of sit-ins - namely the large crowd of onlookers at Woolworth, the bomb threat called into the store, and the store's subsequent closing. Harris also provides the Woolworth's sales figures for February through July 1960 which underscore the store's declining sales and particularly the negative effects of the half-day closing. Included in this chapter is a February 7 Greensboro Daily News article, "A&T Students Call Two-Week Recess in Protest Here," along with Harris' comments on the clipping.

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#: 1.4.1014

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