Woolworth Lunch Counter Given to NMAH

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A section of the historic Woolworth's lunch counter from Greensboro, North Carolina was donated to the National Museum of American History by the Woolworth Corporation. The lunch counter was the site of the sit-in begun in 1960 that led to desegregation of lunch counters throughout the South.


Woolworth Corporation


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1994. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994, p. 20.

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February 11, 1994


  • Acquisitions
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Museums
  • Civil rights
  • Gifts
  • Lunch counter
  • Museums--Acquisitions


Greensboro (N.C.)

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