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20 years ago

Date: February 1, 1980

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This February 1, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial discusses the Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins on their twentieth anniversary. The author reflects that “it is hard to believe now how absurd and pervasive and degrading the various instruments of segregation were,” and discusses the initial four sit-in participants—Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond—and their role in the civil rights movement. The author claims that continued persistence for civil rights is needed in order to truly reach equality among races.

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#: 1.4.1054

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