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Greensboro has a very important place on the map of the civil rights movement in United States. It is here where the era of sit-ins at places that followed segregated attitudes or policies being this an important component of the movement in the sixties was inaugurated. To have a more comprehensive idea of the event and how it relates to Greensboro history, you can take a look at the following books:
Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black Struggle for Freedom by William H. Chafe.
Greensboro North Carolina, Otis L. Hairston Jr., a native Greensboro photographer, chronicles with photographs not only the February 1st event that initiated nation wide sit ins but also the Black American history of the area.
- For a more historical approach to Greensboro history, read
North Carolina: A History by William Powell.
- If you are interested in a fictionalized approach to the matter, Robert Gingher brought together a group of prestigious writers that succeed in giving an identity to Southern literature.
The Rough Road Home: Stories by North Carolina Writers shows the reader that North Carolina writers embrace their contradictions as writers and as a multicultural community.