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Civil rights sloganeering

Date: March 4, 1985

Author: Edwin M. Yoder, Jr.

Biographical/Historical abstract: Edwin Yoder Jr. was the associate editor of the Greensboro Daily News.

Additional contributor: Clarence Lee Harris

Description:

Washington Post columnist Edwin M. Yoder Jr. explores the effectiveness of civil rights laws and the struggle between those who wish to strive toward a literal colorblind society and those who wish to be conscious of and accommodating to those groups that had been traditionally disadvantaged.


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 that spawned lunch counter sit-ins across the South and rejuvenated the civil rights movement. Along with the article are Harris’ handwritten notes in response to this article that claim the Greensboro Woolworth store employed more blacks than the city's ratio of blacks to white and that Woolworth employed solely on the basis of merit.

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Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.944

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