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Charles O. Bess

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note: Charles O. Bess worked as a busboy in the F. W. Woolworth store in Greensboro from 1956 to 1961. He was working the day the Greensboro Four began the sit-in at the store's lunch counter on February 1, 1960. Bess is pictured on the front page of the February 2, 1960 edition of the Greensboro Record newspaper, standing behind the lunch counter.

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Item thumbnail image Oral history interview with Charles O. Bess by Eugene Pfaff
Date: January 20, 1984
By: Charles O. Bess
From: GreensboroVOICES Collection

In this transcript of a January 20, 1984, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Charles O. Bess, Bess discusses the events that took place at Greensboro Woolworth's during the first...