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Television Gave Impetus to Movement

Date: January 27, 1980

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This January 27, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article was published on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter. The article chronicles numerous civil rights struggles in Greensboro in the decade prior to the sit-ins including Dr. George Simpkins effort to desegregate the municipal golf course, Ezell Blair, Sr.’s drive to get local businesses to hire more minorities, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to the Bennett College campus in 1958. Also mentioned is the peripheral involvement of white merchant Ralph Johns and North Carolina A&T College president Warmath Gibbs in the 1960 sit-ins.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook about the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1045

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