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Mission: Survival Says A&T Speaker

Date: April 23, 1973

Author: Anita Meyer

Biographical/Historical abstract: Anita Meyer was a staff writer for the Greensboro Daily News in 1971.

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In this Greensboro Daily News article, Anita Meyer reports on a speech at North Carolina A&T University by Samuel Yette, then a contributor to Newsweek magazine and author of The Choice—The Issue of Black Survival in America. Among other things, Yette compares the plight of black people in America at the time to that of Hitler's victims. Yette also declares that “education and communication must be recognized as the most vital resource in our people's capabilities either to perpetrate the war or to protect themselves nonviolently”, and asks, “How can the uneducated liberate themselves, much less their people?”

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook on desegregation by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1037

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