The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in February to July 1960, primarily in the Woolworth store, now the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, in Greensboro, North Carolina,[1] which led to the F. W. Woolworth Company department store chain removing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.[2] While not the first sit-in of the Civil Rights Movement, the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action, and also the best-known sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. They are considered a catalyst to the subsequent sit-in movement, in which 70,000 people participated.[3][4] This sit-in was a contributing factor in the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).[5][6]

 

Two decades later, a group of artists calling themselves, ‘The Greensboro 16’, claim their own place in history by painting ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the same street as the Woolworth sit-in’s. This epic mural can be seen on South Elm Street, between February One Place and Washington Street.

The project allowed several artists to take one letter from the mural and make it their own. Each artist spent over 12 hours individually creating their own letter design, forming one cohesive masterpiece.Each letter represents a different perspective of the ‘black’ experience in America.

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


MURAL PRESS

BY TAYLOR NEUMAN (SPECTRUM NEWS)
PUBLISHED 4:24 PM ET JUN. 28, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Artists spent Sunday afternoon putting the finishing touches on the Black Lives Matter mural in Downtown Greensboro.The mural can be seen on South Elm Street, between February One Place and Washington Street. The project allowed several artists to take one letter from the mural and make it their own. Each artist individually created their own letter design, forming one cohesive masterpiece. SOURCE

 

BY W. MARSHALL (NEWS & RECORD)
PUBLISHED 4:24 PM ET JUN. 27, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Parts of Elm Street and February One Place were closed Friday and will remain closed until Monday morning for a new Black Lives Matter mural in Downtown Greensboro. SOURCE

 

 

BY CAROLYN DE BERRY (CITY BEAT)
PUBLISHED 4:24 PM ET JUN. 27, 2020

GREENSBORO, N.C. — This weekend, a portion of Elm Street in downtown Greensboro got a new paint job: A Black Lives Matter mural on the street, created by Black artists. SOURCE

 

 


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