Chapters 13 and 14 of this scrapbook focus on the initial phase of desegregation at the Greensboro store and sit-ins at the Winston-Salem, N.C., Woolworth. Harris notes that the "colored" counter at the Winston-Salem store was nicer than the one for whites, suggests that the ratio of black patrons in Greensboro was much lower than in Winston, and takes issue with Miles Wolff's implication that events at the Winston-Salem Woolworth influenced his decision to desegregate the Greensboro store.
Harris describes the uneventful July 26, 1960 opening of Woolworth's lunch counter to blacks and his invitation to four African American Woolworth's employees to be the first served: Charles Bess, Susie Morrison, Mattie Long and Jamie Ruth Robinson. He notes that very few blacks took advantage of the new policy they fought so hard for.
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.