“The movement began Monday when Negro college students began protesting the fact that they can buy all they want standing up in the store but are refused food service when they sit down at the lunch counter. The students maintain they will continue to sit daily at the counter until served.”
Greensboro Daily News, February 5, 1960
The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) contain a multitude of resources documenting the history of civil rights and race relations on the campus from the 1940s until the present. Firsthand accounts from letters and oral histories provide valuable information about the period. Some of the major topics covered include: the Greensboro Sit-ins of 1960 (also referred to as the Woolworth Sit-ins); the desegregation of Tate Street in 1962/1963; the UNCG Cafeteria Workers’ Strike of 1969; and the Neo-Black Society Protest of 1973. The following resources document the struggle for racial equality at the University by providing a selected list of resources available to researchers about civil rights and race relations.
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Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Walter Clinton Jackson Library
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402