On This Day…..

Greensboro Sit-In…..

July 25, 1960……

Woolworth’s opens its lunch counters to blacks when the store manager asked three black employees to order a meal at the counter, officially desegregating the Woolworth’s lunch counter. The company had lost $200,000 since February, when protests started after four black college students, known as the “Greensboro Four”, refused to move from a North Carolina Woolworth’s lunch counter after being denied service. Over 70,000 people participated in the protests.