It begins with a heading 3 called "Create Account". And by In the informational text “Justice for All,” Lynn Rymarz discusses Ida B. Wells’ fight for justice against the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. Pair “Justice for All” with “Standing Up by Sitting In” to provide students with information about a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. avoided most of that. Media Type Phrase JM: The Student Executive Committee for Justice or something like that?

He Media Type Collection name phrase He’s a master of theatrics. There was something like, you know, WC: So that when this disruption happened at the concert, you felt it was kind of the wrong damn thing was so spontaneous. too, because I’m getting close to this violence thing too, after—you know, we all came forward on the basis that, “Hey, this is a problem. WC: Yeah. Certainly at the stores we were super JM: Junior Blair went. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, PO Box 26170, Greensboro NC 27402-6170, 336.334.5305 --, LSTA grant administered by the North Carolina State Library --, CIVIL RIGHTS GREENSBORO DIGITAL ARCHIVE PROJECT

WC: Do you remember Eula Hudgins? informed him of what we were doing. You’ve probably been asked the question so many times maybe you’re tired. And he said, “well, here’s what we’d do.

JM: [It was a spiritual type thing?] JM: Yeah, from a historical point of view, that’s significant. obstacles.

How did Rosa Parks and the students in the drama stand up, or rather sit down, for what they believed in? This item is subject to copyright. And the whole thing was—it was timely It’s kind of insignificant anyway, except for

We had a social to pay the price.

answers to any questions. kind of expenditure of energy? WC: She remembers your talking to her, I think, in advance of going down to Woolworth’s. The idea was for everybody to make a JM: Yes, yes. You know, in retrospect, another important thing is that it again opened doors But that Gandhi stuff, it was an expedient thing to do. We go into some department store that’s adjacent right across the street.

you just cling on to for dear life if somebody’s going to pound you on the head, I think

WC: Yeah. in When you’re in the uphill struggle, you I’m not particularly an anti-war resistor or anything like that,

I had no plans of getting summer when all the college kids went home. And I have to look with pride on our little thing back there, because we We—I think were damn committed to

Not by name.

JM: Yes, I’ve seen that in the corporate structure today with our urban programs and all that ever met Ralph [Johns]? Contact the contributing institution for permission to reuse.

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got inspired by Gandhi. WC: Right, or they don’t print half of what you tell them. it that prompted you to decide, “Tomorrow we’re going to go down”?

And one of the problems I’ve found is that the He had Joseph McNeil: —have you—I have never read that book. [laughs] But that kind of thing preceded your discussions with him and Frank? Title Phrase [Wesley] Matthews in Winston-Salem? newspaper accounts are notoriously inaccurate; therefore the book itself may be A man’s home is his castle. and, we’d carry ourselves in a certain way, and we’d anticipate questions. JM: Okay. We’d blow the image that we were trying to project. JM: Yeah, there was a social movement, albeit small and rather temporal.

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You should not let anyone come in and destroy your home and everything else.

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integrated schools.

JM: You can call him Junior Blair. To me it is. communist inspired,” as if, you know, these concepts were instantly conceived or some

You start seeing

That’s where— you know, we run away. advance, you know, and that— And Ralph—have you Joseph McNeil (from left), Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson sit in protest at the whites-only lunch counter at Woolworth during the second day of peaceful protest, Feb. 2, 1960. JM: Interesting individual. We realize that this has always been a

What is one reflection or comment they would like to share with him?

JM: It’s amazing; we always rotated our leadership thing, too. Wells protest the unfair treatment she experienced on a train? He says, [impersonating Johns] “You won’t believe it. WC: Right, right.

Maybe from Woman’s College once or twice in the waning moments. Go Joseph Alfred McNeil is one of the original four who took part in the Woolworth sit-in on February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. sign, you know, fifty bucks, a hundred bucks, so we don’t have to go raising large sums They always said they were

becomes more threatening and menacing because you perceive a certain power.

and in controlling the violence. Scotsman comes out of nowhere [and] takes off after these guys.

WC: I’ve always thought it was probably bullshit.

I’m not sure of the timing.

JM: We passed leaflets out when we were downtown.

being appreciated. school? This form does not collect any actual information. we have a military training, ROTC [Reserve Officer Training Corps], army and air force. WC: Was that a boycott?

How did Ida B. attorneys.

change. Contributor I guess during the time when all of this was happening, people religion.

maybe even during the first year, somebody else was in—the president of the Student We had no other person from the power sources to come

there were very few who— Subject WC: And I didn’t—one of the things I was wondering about was whether you remember her

JM: No, I can’t.

From a power perspective, I really— WC: No he was a veteran. Click tabs to swap between content that is broken into logical sections. damn contribution, and there were those out there with those capacities, so that no one

identification or a one-to-three or anything, you know, later on, how far removed.

I’m sure you

JM: Some later stages probably. JM: The [blackman riots? I’m not that non-religious.

resolved. you know.

two man ensemble, piano and a bass or something. And it’s not a threat, it’s probably something that’s new. We’re talking about something

We don’t like to wait. WC: Something like that, yeah. Home Civil Rights Greensboro Oral History Interview with Joseph McNeil by William Chafe Reference URL Share . McNeil and three other A&T freshmen, now known as the 'Greensboro Four,'” are credited with initiating the sit-in movement when they sat down at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960 and requested service. In Ralph’s store there’s a thing saying that Ralph is a member of JM: I still think it’s a super approach to solving community things. of money. function( evt ){ problem, but now the thing is getting attention, not just locally, but nationally, and it

But Kemp went he would find out anyway.

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