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Colleges celebrate black history

Date: January 29, 1984

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These announcements of Black History Month events and speaking engagements sponsored by colleges in Greensboro in 1984 were published in the Greensboro Daily News on January 30, 1984. The highlighted event was a collaborative effort by most of the area colleges and universities to host civil rights leader Julian Bond at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) campus. Other featured speakers were author and feminist Sonia Sanchez, New York City-based minister Samuel D. Proctor, and Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) founder Ralph David Abernathy. Also included is a write up of the February One Society's annual event honoring selected people who promote, “the causes of unity and justice in Greensboro.” The February One Society was a non-profit originally formed in Greensboro in 1979 with the goal of commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the February 1, 1960 Woolworth's sit-ins.

These items were clipped and 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#: 1.4.911

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