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Old 08-25-2013, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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In the new movie "The Butler" starring Oprah Winfrey and Cuba Gooding Jr, The 1960 Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins is recognized. The Greensboro sit-ins started February 1, 1960 and jump started the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Today the Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro where four NC A&T University students sat down is now the International Civil Rights Museum and Center. Greensboro started a lunch counter sit-ins that spread nationwide and as a result Woolworth started serving black people as its lunch counters.

photo of the International Civil Rights Museum in downtown Greensboro
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Old 09-05-2013, 06:33 AM
 
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I saw this movie and there was no scene or mention of the Greensboro sit-ins. They depicted the sit-ins in Nashville, TN. Where did you get your info?
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: High Point, NC
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lol
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Old 09-08-2013, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I saw this movie and there was no scene or mention of the Greensboro sit-ins. They depicted the sit-ins in Nashville, TN. Where did you get your info?
read the movie description. it mentions Greensboro
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:24 PM
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When my daughter was in school in Charlotte (Yeah, I know, CMS --> PUKE) the incompetent principal was a spouse of one of the protestors. Yep, in CMS, that was gold plated job security. And we wonder why our education system is in shambles!
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