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Woolworth's reconsidered after 30 years

Date: January 28, 1990

Author: William D. Snider

Biographical/Historical abstract: William Snider (1920- ) served in editorial positions on both the Greensboro Record and Greensboro Daily News from 1951 to 1982.

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This article by William D. Snider, former editor of the Greensboro News & Record, appeared January 28, 1990, in observance of the thirtieth anniversary of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. Snider cites William H. Chafe's book Civilities and Civil Rights and presents an analysis of the sit-ins in historical perspective in terms of that book, concluding that “civility” has a place in protests, but should not be used as an excuse by “those who have no intention of confronting change.”

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.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.904

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