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  • Description: sit-ins
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    • [Greensboro Four postal cover]

    • 2000-02-01
    • CC008 Enola C. Mixon Collection [Personal Collection]
    • This postal cover depicts and commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins of February, 1960. A period image of the "Greensboro Four" is accompanied by autographs of participants Franklin McClain and Joseph A. McNeil. Lynn...
    • Woolworth store

    • 1976
    • CC021 David Gwynn [Personal collection]
    • F.W. Woolworth store on South Elm Street in Greensboro, sit of the 1960 civil rights sit-ins. The store closed in the mid 1990s and now houses the International Civil Rights Center and Museum.
    • 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

    • 1960-04-20
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This April 20, 1960 op-ed article in The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper, gives Ed Bryant's views regarding race relations, including the sit-ins which had recently taken place in Greensboro, and racial progress. Between 1960 and...
    • 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...
    • Around the Cracker Barrel

    • 1961-02-24
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This February 24,1961 op-ed article in The Collegian, Greensboro College's student newspaper, gives Ed Bryant's opinion of the 1960 Greensboro sit-ins. Between 1960 and 1961, Mr. Bryant wrote a regular column for the student newspaper, entitled...
    • Silent South: Part One

    • 1960-12-02
    • Collegian (Civil Rights Clippings)
    • This December 2, 1960 op-ed article by Carolee Wood was the first of a three part series published in the Greensboro College student newspaper, The Collegian. In this segment Wood describes several racially motivated events that had occurred in the...
    • 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...
    • [Account of participation in the sit-ins]

    • 1963-05
    • MS91 Huldah (Beth) Taylor Collection
    • This personal account by Guilford College student Beth Taylor describes her participation in the sit-ins in Greensboro during 1963 offers background information about the movement and why she felt it was important to get involved. The account also...
    • [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...
    • [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 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.'' ...

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