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Don't Buy: Have A Saving Christmas

Date: circa December 1970

Author: unknown

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This flier promotes a boycott of white-owned businesses by the black community in Greensboro. African Americans are encourage to patronize black-owned businesses whenever possible. The boycott was triggered by the workers strike at Industries of the Blind, which involved primarily black workers. The flier also notes that such a boycott will also make white leadership responsive to the needs of the black community. The flier includes a list of tips for supporting the boycott along with the phrase “Black People - Black Pride - Black Success!!”

This flier was saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement.


Format of original: Printed Materials

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.1085

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