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Do the right thing

Date: August 26, 1990

Author: Franklin Eugene McCain

Biographical/Historical abstract: Franklin Eugene McCain (1942-2014) was one of four students from North Carolina A&T State University to stage a sit-in for desegregation at the F. W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960.

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This article by Franklin McCain, one of the four original participants in the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins, appeared in the August 26, 1990, Greensboro News & Record, and focuses discriminatory practices within private clubs in the south. McCain cites a recent controversy involving an Alabama country club, and notes that discriminatory admission practices serve as a barrier to full participation by blacks and civic and business life, since so many aspects center on these clubs. He argues that “change must come” possibly through business boycotts and other activities.

This article was clipped and saved in a scrapbook on race relations 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#: 1.4.926

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