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  • Description: Woolworth
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    • 20 years ago

    • 1980-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This February 1, 1980 Greensboro Daily News editorial discusses the Greensboro Woolworth store sit-ins on their twentieth anniversary. The author reflects that "it is hard to believe now how absurd and pervasive and degrading the various...
    • 3 Persons Arrested in Racial Trouble

    • 1960-02-16
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 16, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-1. The article reports on the arrest of three young men after an altercation in front of a Woolworth store in High Point. Other news includes...
    • 30 years later, Woolworth sit-ins to be remembered

    • 1989-12-28
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This December 28, 1989 article by Jim Schlosser was published in the Greensboro News & Record, and reports on upcoming events commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the sit-ins at the Woolworth store in Greensboro. The article includes...
    • 4 Lonely Blacks Woke A Nation: Decade Of Protest Began Here

    • 1970-01-30
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • In this January 30, 1970 Greensboro Record article, Jo Spivey recalls the February 1, 1960 sit-in at the Greensboro Woolworth store, orchestrated by North Carolina A&T State University students David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, and...
    • 41 Negroes Charged With Trespassing In Raleigh Area

    • 1960-02-13
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 13, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-1. This article reports the arrest of 41 demonstrators and passersby in front of a Raleigh Woolworth store. Other news includes the spread of...
    • [Benbow Hotel]

    • 1903
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • Exterior view of the Benbow House hotel, located at 122 South Elm Street in Greensboro. The hotel opened in 1871 and burned down in 1899. It was rebuilt as the Guilford Hotel on the same site after the fire. In approximately 1930, the Guilford...
    • [F.W. Woolworth Co. building in Greensboro, North Carolina]

    • 1980
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This color photograph depicts the Greensboro F.W. Woolworth Company store, which was the site of the 1960 sit-ins protesting business segregation. The photograph shows the full front facade of the store on Elm Street, as well as a portion of the...
    • [Guilford Hotel]

    • 1903
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • The Hotel Guilford was built on the site of the former Benbow Hotel following an 1899 fire. In approximately 1930, the hotel was replaced by the F.W. Woolworth store where the first "sit-ins" of the civil rights movement occurred in 1960. That...
    • [Letter from Clarence Harris to David DuBuisson]

    • 1994-05-23
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This February 12, 1991 letter from Clarence "Curly" Harris to Greensboro News & Record editor David DuBuisson, questions details about the 1960 sit-ins presented in a February 10, 1991 editorial entitled "The descent into 'multiculturalism.'' ...
    • [Letter from Clarence Harris to David DuBuisson]

    • 1991-02-12
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This February 12, 1991 letter from Clarence "Curly" Harris to Greensboro News & Record editor David DuBuisson, questions details about the 1960 sit-ins presented in a February 10, 1991 editorial entitled "The descent into 'multiculturalism.'' ...
    • [Letter from Clarence Harris to Tom Osborne]

    • 1983-08-10
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This August 10, 1983 handwritten letter from Clarence "Curly" Harris to Greensboro City Manager Tom Osborne, introduces Osborne to Harris' perspectives on the Greensboro Woolworth sit-ins and the demise of the downtown retail trade from Harris'...
    • [Letter from Richard Ramsay to Harry G. Boyte]

    • 1964-01-23
    • RL.00138 Boyte Family Papers
    • In this January 23, 1964 letter to Harry G. Boyte, Richard Ramsay informs Boyte of a rally to be held in Greensboro for the anniversary of the February 1, 1960 Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins. Ramsay compares civil rights activities in Greensboro...
    • [Letter from the Mobilization Committee recruiting community involvement]

    • 1979-12-19
    • RL.00134 Blanche M. Boyd Papers
    • This December 19, 1979 appeal letter from the February 2nd Mobilizing Committee solicits co-sponsorship of the group's activities by other community organizations. The letter describes recent Ku Klux Klan activity including the November 3, 1979,...
    • [Photograph of Clarence Lee Harris]

    • 1955-03-01
    • Manning Studio Photograph Collection
    • This photographic portrait depicts Clarence "Curly" Harris, who was manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the 1960 lunch counter sit-ins. The photograph was taken March 1, 1955 at Manning Studio in Greensboro, most likely by...
    • [Photograph of F. W. Woolworth Company store, Greensboro, NC]

    • 1959-08-26
    • Martin Studio Collection
    • This black and white photograph depicts the F. W. Woolworth Company building in Greensboro, NC six months before the lunch counter sit-ins protesting busuness segregation. The view is looking north on South Elm Street. The photograph was taken on...
    • [Photograph of F. W. Woolworth Company store, Greensboro, NC]

    • 1964
    • Photograph Collection (Greensboro History Museum)
    • This black and white photograph depicts the Greensboro F.W. Woolworth Company store, which was the site of the 1960 sit-ins protesting business segregation. The photograph, looking south down Elm Street, shows the front of the store on the right...
    • [Racial Balance Busing]

    • 1971-10
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This handwritten letter to the editor by Clarence "Curly" Harris was written in response to an October 3, 1971 editorial in the Durham Morning Herald, entitled "Folly of Racial Balance Busing." In this letter, Harris expresses his agreement with...
    • [Woolworth Corporation advertisement commemorating the the Greensboro sit-ins]

    • 1990-02-01
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This fragment of an advertisement from the Woolworth Corporation commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins and features a photograph of the four students who launched the sit-ins, Joseph McNeil, David Richmond, Franklin...
    • A&T quartet re-enacts sit-ins at Woolworth's

    • 1990-02-02
    • MSS141 Clarence Lee Harris Papers, circa 1916-1997
    • This article by Jim Schlosser appeared in the February 2, 1990 Greensboro News & Record, and discusses a memorial celebration and reenactment held on February 1, 1990, the thirtieth anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins. All four original...

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