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4 young men & a lunch counter change the US in 1960

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Greensboro, NC; International Civil Rights Museum (Woolworth Lunch counter)

Museum devoted to civil and human rights. 4 young, black, male college students in 1960 decided to have a peaceful demonstration & try to order food from a lunch counter. After a few days, other college students in Greensboro, & elsewhere each took turns to sit quietly at counter to try to order. Only after a month of this, when Woolworth’s management saw the financial impact of lost business overall, did they relent and allow any race to order from the lunch counter. Also found out in the tour that the word colored, at that time, meant everyone who was not White and Protestant. Including black, Asian, Italian, Irish, etc. Very moving stories told by the Museum workers. The lunch counter was preserved as it was in 1960, same stools, counter, cash register. Highly recommend a trip to this museum..


Posted by Vanabout 19:41 Archived in USA Tagged rights civil

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