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  • Description: sit-ins
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    • Benbow House and Elm Street, looking south

    • 1892
    • 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...
    • [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...
    • [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...
    • Guilford Hotel rotunda and offive

    • 1910
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • Interior view of the Hotel Guilford, located at 120-122 South Elm Street in Greensboro. 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...
    • Guilford Hotel dining room

    • 1910
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • Interior view of the Hotel Guilford, located at 120-122 South Elm Street in Greensboro. 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...
    • Guilford Hotel

    • 1917
    • Greensboro Pictorials Collection
    • Exterior view of the Hotel Guilford, located at South Elm Street and West Sycamore Street (now February One Place) in Greensboro. The Hotel Guilford was built on the site of the former Benbow Hotel following an 1899 fire. In approximately 1930, the...
    • [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...
    • [Gordon Williams Blackwell]

    • 1960
    • UA104 Photographic Prints Collection
    • This is a photographic portrait of Gordon Williams Blackwell, chancellor of Woman�s College of the University of North Carolina (now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro)from 1957-1960. Blackwell led the university at the time of the...
    • White Men Arrested at Sitdown

    • 1960-02-06
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 6, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page B-1. This article reports on the arrest of two white counter-protesters in the Woolworth store. The article also covers the growing number of...
    • A&T Students Call Two-Week Recess In Protest Here

    • 1960-02-07
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 7, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-1. This article covers recent developments in the sit-in protests at Woolworth and Kress stores. A bomb threat was reported at the downtown...
    • Counters To Remain Closed

    • 1960-02-08
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 8, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page B-1. This article reports that both Woolworth and Kress stores will close down their in-store lunch counters in response to the bomb threats and...
    • [Timeline of events related to the Greensboro sit-ins]

    • 1960-02-10
    • UA2.6 Gordon Williams Blackwell Records
    • This document, dated February 10, 1960, is a chronological listing of events surrounding the Greensboro sit-ins, which began February 1, 1960, including the response of Woman's College and Chancellor Gordon William Blackwell. The timeline documents...
    • A&T Students Protest Social Inhibitions

    • 1960-02-11
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 11, 1960 News in Review article published in the Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian discusses the recent sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. In addition to presenting a summary...
    • Around the Cracker Barrel

    • 1960-02-11
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • 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 occurred on Feb. 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the student meetings...
    • Blackwell Urges Patient Attitude

    • 1960-02-12
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 12, 1960, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (WCUNC)reports that WCUNC Chancellor Gordon W. Blackwell advised students at the university to avoid...
    • Action Provoked In Local Strike

    • 1960-02-12
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 12, 1960, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (WCUNC) gives an account of the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that began on February 1, 1960 at...
    • Ann Dearsley Reviews Lunch Counter Strike

    • 1960-02-12
    • The Carolinian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 12, 1960, article from The Carolinian, the student newspaper of The Woman's College of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (WCUNC), consists of a review and analysis by contributor Ann Dearsley of the Greensboro lunch...
    • Common Sense At The Lunch Counters

    • 1960-02-15
    • North Carolina Collection (Greensboro Public Library)
    • Article from the February 15, 1960, issue of the Greensboro Daily News. Originally appeared on page A-6. This article comments on the impact of the sit-ins across North Carolina and suggests that local government should actively work to mediate and...

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