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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Sit-Ins

 
 
Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
1. Sit-Ins Marker
Inscription.  Launched the national drive for integrated lunch counters, Feb. 1, 1960, in Woolworth store 2 blocks south.
 
Erected 1980 by North Carolina Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number J-79.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 36° 4.4′ N, 79° 47.416′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of North Elm Street and West Friendly Avenue, on the right when traveling south on North Elm Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greensboro Law School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Hecla Mill (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement (about 500 feet away); O. Henry (about 500 feet away); Lunsford Richardson (about 600 feet away); Henry Frye
Wide view of the Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
2. Wide view of the Sit-Ins Marker
(about 600 feet away); The Underground Railroad (about 700 feet away); Albion Tourgee (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. (Submitted on May 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. NC Markers page. (Submitted on April 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.)
 
Sit-Ins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
3. Sit-Ins Marker
The site of the 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-In image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 10, 2010
4. The site of the 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-In
The restored F.W. Woolworth now houses the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in downtown Greensboro.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 770 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4. submitted on May 19, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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