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    • Sit-ins activist bitter about past

    • 1989-05-14
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This May 14, 1989, wire service article by Gary Abrams profiles Ralph Johns, a white Greensboro merchant who was instrumental in initiating the 1960 sit-ins at the local Woolworth lunch counter. Johns, living in Los Angeles at the time of the...
    • Service Is Refused; Negroes Leave Store

    • 1960-02-17
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 17, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-3. This article reports that three men initiating a sit-in protest in Salisbury, NC.
    • Oral History Interview with Hal Sieber by William Chafe

    • 1974-11
    • RL.00207 William Henry Chafe Oral History Collection
    • This transcript of an oral history interview conducted by William Chafe circa November, 1974, with Hal Sieber primarily documents Sieber's work in public relations for the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce in the 1960s. Sieber outlines his education...
    • Oral history interview with Ralph Johns by Eugene Pfaff

    • 1979-01-17
    • OH001 Greensboro Voices Collection
    • In this transcript of a January 17, 1979, oral history interview conducted by Eugene Pfaff with Ralph Johns, Johns discusses his role in initiating the February 1, 1960, sit-in and his experiences during the following months of demonstrations. He...

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