Woolworth Lunch Counter Given to NMAH

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Summary

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.

Subject

Woolworth Corporation

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 11, 1994

Topic

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

Place

Greensboro (N.C.)

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