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Sit-ins just one step in continuing journey to promised land

Date: circa January 28, 1990

Author: William Henry Chafe

Biographical/Historical abstract: William H. Chafe, a scholar in race and gender, has been a member of the history faculty at Duke University since 1971. There, he has also served as Dean of Trinity College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Chafe is the author of Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom.

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This January 28, 1990, article in the Greensboro News & Record was authored by William H. Chafe of Duke University, the author of Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina and the Black Struggle for Freedom. In this article commemorating their thirtieth anniversary, Chafe reviews the historical perspective of the 1960 sit-ins, and states that they did not happen in isolation but as part of a larger, ongoing movement. Chafe further suggests that class and gender had become as significant as race as a societal issue.


This article was saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins. Harris was featured prominently in Chafe's book on the sit-ins.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.902

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