The F. W. Woolworth Company building in Greensboro, NC six months before the
lunch counter sit-ins protesting business segregation
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Celebrating African American History at UNCG
This month, SCUA's Spartan Stories blog will celebrate African American Month with a series of posts highlighting key events in African American history on campus. The first post focuses on the February 1960 sit ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in downtown Greensboro, particularly Woman's College (now UNCG) students who participated. Future posts will feature stories about the desegregation of Woman's College, the early years of the Neo Black Society, and a history of African American Studies on campus.
Spartan Stories features weekly posts telling tales from the history of the institution now known as The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. All of these stories are drawn from our rich collections of historical records in University Archives. New stories are posted every Monday morning. You can subscribe to receive notifications of updates to the blog via email or RSS feed using the options on the right side of the blog page.