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Students at A&T Urged "to Keep on Marching"

Date: February 4, 1980

Author: Mae Israel

Biographical/Historical abstract: Mae Israel was a staff writer for the Greensboro Daily News in 1979-1980.

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In this February 4, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article, Mae Israel reports on the responses of students to the celebration commemorating the 1960 Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins. Israel writes that many feel the events have triggered a renewed interest in community consciousness. Most of the article is dedicated to a speech made by Livingstone College Dean Dr. Walter L. Yates, who called for students to “keep on marching.” In his speech, Yates cited the women's liberation movement, atheism, materialism, and changing morals as threats to the civil rights movement. Also mentioned in the article is student participation in an anti-Klan march and rally held February 1.

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#: 1.4.1059

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