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Spotlight to shine on sit-in participants

Date: January 29, 1990

Author: Jim Schlosser

Biographical/Historical abstract: Jim Scholosser (1943- ), a reporter and editor for the Greensboro News and Record since 1967, covered political rallies and school integration during the 1960s and 1970s.

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This January 20, 1990 artcle by Jim Schlosser appeared in the January 29, 1990 Greensboro News & Record, and consists of an interview with David Richmond, one of the original four participants in the 1960 sit-ins at the Greensboro Woolworth store. Richmond discusses his memories of the discrimination he faced as a youth and of the sit-ins themselves. He recounts that he was the last of the four to be seated and then discusses the actions of Woolworth's manager Clarence “Curly” Harris, who, Richmond says, attempted to get the police to remove the students but would not sign a warrant, and therefore simply closed the store early instead. Richmond also discusses his life after the sit-ins and his recent termination from a local nursing home for unspecified reasons. The article was published in connection with the thirtieth anniversary of the sit-ins.

This article was 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: Printed Materials

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.922

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