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Edward H. Bryant, Jr.

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Biographical/Historical note: Edward H. Bryant Jr. graduated from Greensboro College with a BA in English and social studies in 1961. During his time at Greensboro College he was a writer for The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper. Between 1960 and 1961, he wrote a regular column entitled Around the Cracker Barrel, which frequently addressed the issue of race relations. On February 1, 1960, he and two other students—Lowell Lott and Richard O'Neal—heard about sit-in protests going on at the Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Greensboro. They left their social studies class and went downtown to observe the protest, and eventually they joined the African-American North Carolina A&T State Unviersity students in their protest. By doing so, they became three of only a few white students supporting the movement. After graduating from Greensboro College, Bryant went on to earn a JD from the University of Richmond.

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Item thumbnail image Around the Cracker Barrel
Date: April 20, 1960
By: Edward H. Bryant, Jr.
From: Collegian
This April 20, 1960 op-ed article in The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper, gives Ed Bryant's views regarding race relations, including the sit-ins which...
Item thumbnail image Around the Cracker Barrel
Date: September 23, 1960
By: Edward H. Bryant, Jr.
From: Collegian
This September 23, 1960 op-ed article in The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper, gives Ed Bryant's views on the Kennedy administration, labor, the Democra...
Item thumbnail image Around the Cracker Barrel
Date: February 24, 1961
By: Edward H. Bryant, Jr.
From: Collegian
This February 24,1961 op-ed article in The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper, gives Ed Bryant's opinion of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. Between 1960 and ...
Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with Edward H. Bryant Jr. by Justin Payne
Date: December 4, 2008
By: Edward H. Bryant, Jr.
From: Oral History Collection

This oral history interview was conducted with Edward H. Bryant, Jr. on October 4, 2008 by Greensboro College senior, Justin Payne. The interview was conducted via telephone. The interview focuses...

Item thumbnail image Around the Cracker Barrel
Date: February 11, 1960
By: Edward H. Bryant, Jr.
From: Collegian
In this February 11, 1960 editorial published in the Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian, Edward H. Bryant, Jr. discusses the Woolworth sit-ins that occu...