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We were told most blacks did not want change

Date: circa February 1990

Author: Miles Wolff, Jr.

Biographical/Historical abstract: Miles Wolff, Jr. is the author of Lunch at the 5 & 10, a book originally published in 1970 about the 1960 Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins.

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This Greensboro News & Record article was written by Miles Wolff, Jr., author of Lunch at the Five and Ten (How It All Began), a 1970 book on the Greensboro sit-ins. The article features Wolff's personal perspective on the event as well as his memories of life before desegregation—he was a teenager at the time of the sit-ins—of the Greensboro public school desegregation in 1957, and of how impressed he was that the students not much older than him had stood up and demonstrated their believe that change was needed.

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. The article is undated, but it is placed in the scrapbook adjacent to other articles from 1990 commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the sit-ins.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.907

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