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PARTICIPANTS RECALL CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS | Feb 20

In 1957 Virginia Williams and six other African Americans sat in the “White Only” side of the Royal Ice Cream Company in Durham. After refusing to leave, they were arrested on trespassing charges. The sit-in took place nearly three years before the historic Greensboro sit-in on Feb. 1, 1960, at the F.W. Woolworth store and… Read More ›