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Blacks, whites eat lunch - Big deal

Date: January 31, 1980

Author: Jim Schlosser

Biographical/Historical abstract: Jim Scholosser (1943- ), a reporter and editor for the Greensboro News and Record since 1967, covered political rallies and school integration during the 1960s and 1970s.

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This January 31, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial by Jim Schlosser claims that segregation at lunch counters seems absurd in hindsight. Schlosser writes that at the local Woolworth store—where four North Carolina A&T State University students began sit-ins in protest of segregation—blacks and whites work and dine together without issue. On the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 sit-ins, Schloser discusses the protests with two patrons of the lunch counter, neither of whom are old enough to remember segregation. Store manager Andy Moye says he is part of an interracial committee organizing events to commemorate the 1960 sit-ins, and recalls Woolworth's segregation policy during the sixties, when he worked at a store in Statesville, North Carolina. Schlosser concluded the article with a discussion of Greensboro's racial policies in the early-twentieth century.

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#: 1.4.1049

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