Congress of Racial Equality Handbill, "Don't Buy at Woolworth," 1960

Summary

In 1960, four African American students sat down at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina and were refused service. This poster, produced by the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), urged Americans to boycott the national five-and-dime chain. It was hoped that the loss of customer dollars would spur company officials to end the segregationist policies found in its southern stores.

In 1960, four African American students sat down at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina and were refused service. This poster, produced by the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE), urged Americans to boycott the national five-and-dime chain. It was hoped that the loss of customer dollars would spur company officials to end the segregationist policies found in its southern stores.

Artifact

Broadside (Notice)

Date Made

1960

Subject Date

1960

Collection Title

Broadside Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2001.142.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Newsprint

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 8.5 in

Width: 5.5 in

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