Shane Parmely 11/30/06 Mr. Warfel 2
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When? Feb. 1, 1960 at 4:30 p.m.
Where? Greensboro, __?__ What state is this?
C. L. Harris –Woolworth store manager
What different groups of people
were involved? Ezzell Blair –sat at lunch counter with 3 young black men
What part did they play in this Well-dressed
incident? Ralph Johns –told the 4 to go and helped organize
What series of events or
Harris had previously talked about what to do with the main office in Atlanta in case
interactions led up to this incident? anyone ever showed up and wanted to be served
Decided to ignore them and do nothing so that they wouldn’t get the bad publicity
Why did these things happen?
How was this incident preventable
Men sat and were ignored –no police
They sat until the store closed
Who was there?
Ezzell Blair called Ralph Johns to ask what to do. He told them to stay there.
What specific things did people
do or say?
Johns had called the paper and tried to get them to go do a story. They only sent a
How long did the incident last?
What happened afterwards? After the store closed and the photographer showed up, Harris would not let him in to take a
Who was affected?
4 left through a side door
What were the positive
Next day, more students returned and the media came
What were the negative
consequences? July 25, 1960 –black customers were served
What are the lasting affects?
Reflection: I think it was smart of both sides to avoid a confrontation and violence because it made their
What is your opinion on this?
POV appear more rational and fair.
Why do you think this way?
Quote I can use in my essay:
“We are prepared to keep on coming for two years if we have to.”
Page # ___________________ -A student at the second day sit-in.