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Spark remains and Recalling the sit-ins

Date: circa January 1980

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These two 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorials were published around the time of the twentieth anniversary of the Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins.

The January 23, 1980 editorial, “Recalling the sit-ins,” outlines events planned to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the sit-ins and the unveiling of a North Carolina historical marker at the site of the protests. The article recalls the struggle fought to receive a historical marker for the site, including a debate with Durham, North Carolina, over where the sit-in movement originated.

The February 4, 1980 editorial, “The spark remains,” reflects on events commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the 1960 Woolworth store sit-ins including a luncheon with Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, David Richmond, and Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair, Jr.), speech by Andrew Young, and a luncheon where former North Carolina A&T State University president Dr. Samuel Proctor commended the four initial protesters along with former A&T students for their actions, but said the fight for civil rights is not over.

These articles were 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#: 1.4.1060

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