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    • [Affidavit for reassignment of African American students to all-white schools]

    • 1957-08-28
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This six-page affidavit pertains to the reassignment of six African American students to all-white schools Gillespie Elementary School and Greensboro Senior High in 1957, documenting Greensboro's first sucessful attempt at desegregating it's public...
    • Greensboro: Where The Movement Began

    • 1970-06
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this Greensboro Daily News article, Edwin Yoder Jr. reviews Miles Wolff Jr.'s book, Lunch At The Five & 10, about the February 1960 sit-ins at Greensboro's Woolworth store. Yoder begins by discussing the backdrop for the sit-ins, claiming...
    • High noon shoot-out in Greensboro

    • 1979-11-11
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This November 11, 1979 Greensboro Daily News article culls reports from other newspapers on the murders of five Communist Workers Party (CWP) members at a Death to the Klan march in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November 3, 1979. An article from...
    • Greensboro: Where The Movement Began

    • 1970-06
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this Greensboro Daily News article, Edwin Yoder Jr. reviews Miles Wolff Jr.'s book, Lunch At The Five & 10, about the February 1960 sit-ins at Greensboro's Woolworth store. Yoder begins by discussing the backdrop for the sit-ins, claiming...
    • How will the Supreme Court decision affect Greensboro and North Carolina?

    • 1954-04-20
    • RL.01210 Benjamin Lee Smith Papers
    • This is a handwritten copy of a speech titled "How Will the Supreme Court Decision Affect Greensboro and North Carolina" by High Point attorney, James Mattocks, given to the Greensboro Community Council on April 20, 1954. In this talk, Mattocks...
    • Negro History Week - Why Not Every Day?

    • 1970-02-09
    • The Guilfordian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 9, 1970 opinion piece published in the Guilford College student newspaper, The Guilfordian, argues that African American contributions to history should be integrated into all history and not just recognized during one week each year.
    • Unfinished business

    • 1980-10-14
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This October 14, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial discusses the community response almost one year after the violence at the Death to the Klan march on November 3, 1979, at which five Communist Workers Party members were killed. The author...
    • Woolworth Story

    • 1985-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • Greensboro News & Record editorial columnist Giles Lambertson wrote a series of columns in 1985 that drew the ire of Clarence Harris, who had worked as the manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 sit-ins. The three...
    • Do the right thing

    • 1990-08-26
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • 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...
    • Sit-in movement: More than a cup of coffee

    • 1980-01-27
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This Greensboro Daily News article by Eric F. Goldman, published January 27, 1980, argues the importance of the February 1960 sit-ins at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth store, and discusses the background of the Greensboro Four and their reasons...
    • Greensboro Blacks Supported Sit-Ins

    • 1980-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this Greensboro Daily News article, staff writer Lindsey Gruson discusses the motivations behind, and effect of, the Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins of 1960 that set off nonviolent protests across the U.S. Gruson writes that sit-in...
    • Civil Rights: Forward and Onward

    • 1980-02-02
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this February 2, 1980 Greensboro Daily News article, Kenneth Campbell discusses the opinions of Jibreel Khazan (Ezell Blair Jr.), Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, and David Richmond on the current state of civil rights. Richmond believes new...
    • Flawed report

    • 1980-10-12
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This October 12, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial examines a report by the Human Relations Commission on the violence at the November 3, 1979 Death to the Klan march in Greensboro at which five Communist Workers Party members were killed. The...
    • Greensboro sit-ins were just the beginning

    • 1985-02-10
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • UNC-Charlotte history professor David R. Goldfield argues in his guest column for the Greensboro News & Record that the sit-in movement, which originated in Greensboro and spread to many other cities throughout the South, led to the destruction of...
    • Faculty give commentary regarding NBS

    • 1973-03-28
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • In this commentary published March 28, 1973 in The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), English professor James E, Helgeson expresses dismay at the decision of the Student Government...
    • SGA official resigns

    • 1973-04-09
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • These two letters to the editor of The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), deal with the recent controversy surrounding the Neo Black Society, a student organization founded in 1968. In the...
    • [Letter from attorney Lewis Pitts to U.S. Attorney General William Smith]

    • 1982-03-24
    • MSS091 Edward F. Burrows Papers, 1948-1982
    • In this March 24, 1982 letter, attorney Lewis Pitts implores U.S. Attorney General William French Smith to assign a special prosecutor to the Federal Grand Jury hearing related to the murder of five Communist Workers Party members at the Death to...
    • Response to Justice Department "denial" of ppecial prosecutor in Nov. 3rd case

    • 1982-10-07
    • MSS091 Edward F. Burrows Papers, 1948-1982
    • This press release was issued by the Greensboro Justice Fund on October 7, 1982. It announces the U.S. Justice Department's denial of a request for a special prosecutor in the federal grand jury investigation of the murder of five Communist Workers...
    • Social Change & The System

    • 1968-10-18
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • In this October 18, 1968 article published in the Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian, Joe Volpe discusses the structure of society in a time of change (the 1960s). Volpe examines why society has not yet fully embraced change and...

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