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Basic Operational Plan: Commemoration of First Sit-In

Date: circa February 1980

Author: Greensboro Police Department

Biographical/Historical abstract: The Greensboro Police Department was created in 1889 and serves as the city's primary law enforcement agency.

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This twenty four-page document was produced by the Greensboro Police Department in preparation for several upcoming events celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Woolworth lunch counter sit ins. The police department’s operational plans for these events are significant because the department was receiving intense criticism for their actions during a recent anti-Klan march that left five protestors dead. The Communist Workers Party was planning events to memorial the slain protestors to coincide with the sit in celebrations. The document outlines various events, primarily at North Carolina A&:T State University and Bennett College, and details police procedures and assignments. Also include are various maps of the areas to be secured.

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Format of original: Report

Collection: Miscellaneous Collection - J.A. Armfield Papers

Repository: Greensboro Historical Museum

Item#: 9.69.1224

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