1960 Sit-In at Colonial Drugstore

Chapel Hill’s first sit-in took place at Colonial Drugstore (now, West End Wine Bar) on February 28, 1960, led by students from the all-black Lincoln High School. If you haven’t already, check out Wilson Library’s online exhibit from 2007, “I Raised My Hand to Volunteer,” where you’ll find this and other gems:

(March 1960: Leaflet, "Wanted: Picketers". Records of the Office of Chancellor - William B. Aycock Series (#40020), University Archives, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.)

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