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David Richmond

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: African-American

Biographical/Historical note: David Richmond was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1941. He attended Jonesboro Elementary, Lincoln Junior High, and Dudley High School, graduating in 1959. Richmond then attended North Carolina A&T State University, where he participated in the sit-ins of February 1960 and 1964 demonstrations. After leaving A&T, Richmond often had difficulty finding employment in the city, but held various jobs at CETA [Comprehensive Employment Training Act], the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Cone Mills, and the Greensboro Health Care Center. In the late 1970s, Richmond moved to Franklin, North Carolina, to care for his parents. He was awarded the Levi Coffin Award for leadership in human rights in 1980 and an honorary doctorate of humanities from A&T in 1990. He died on December 7, 1990.

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Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with David Richmond by Clay Carson
Date: April 10, 1972
By: David Richmond
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of an April 10, 1972, oral history interview conducted by Clay Carson with David Richmond primarily documents Richmond’s participation in the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth’s...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with David Richmond by William Chafe
Date: 1975
By: David Richmond
From: William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection

This transcript of a oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa 1975 with David Richmond primarily documents Richmond’s participation in the sit-in movement in Greensboro, North Caroli...

Item thumbnail image Oral History Interview with David Richmond and Joseph McNeil
Date: 1994
By: David Richmond
From: External Collections

In this 1994 oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff, David Richmond and Joseph McNeil discuss their participation in the February 1, 1960, sit-ins at the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensbor...