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Clarence L. Harris Scrapbook: Chapter 15, 16, 17, 18

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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Chapters 15, 16, 17, and 18 of this scrapbook contain Harris’ retrospective analysis of the sit-ins and what they accomplished. He writes of the massive size of the demonstrations, meetings with students and college administrators, his opinion of student actions, loss of Woman's College student patronage, and the city government's ineffective response to the sit-ins. Harris decries the intrusion of the media, particularly unauthorized photographers, and mentions a new round of local protests that developed later in 1960 aimed at other restaurants and business.

Scrapbook 1 is part of a set of scrapbooks Harris compiled during the 1980s which record his perspective on the 1960 sit-ins, during which time he was manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store. The scrapbooks contain 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#: 1.4.1024

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