NCCU honors historic Woolworth & Co. lunch counter

From the News & Observer:

…N.C. Central University on Sunday dedicated a section of the original counter used in the February 1960 sit-ins in Durham as the movement spread through the state and across the country. The innocuous-looking counter and orange-padded chrome swivel chairs recalled a tense time when “Negro” students refused to give up their seats while some local whites menaced the young black protesters.

Durham, along with Winston-Salem, were scenes of sit-ins one week after the historic lunch counter sit-in in Greensboro, representing the spread of the movement to Raleigh and beyond.


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