First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina

First Sit-In Victory In North Carolina (HMB1F)

Location: Winston-Salem, NC 27101 Forsyth County
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N 36° 5.916', W 80° 14.669'

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On February 8, 1960, Carl Wesley Matthews began the city's sit-in demonstration alone at lunch counters near this site and was soon joined by students from Winston-Salem Teachers College, Atkins High School, and Wake Forest College. The nonviolent protest led to a desegregation agreement signed May 23rd by the City and local businesses. Mr. Matthews, the leader, was the first black served at a desegregated counter on May 25th. The protest ended in a record 107 days.
HM NumberHMB1F
Year Placed2000
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 568008 N 3995148
Decimal Degrees36.09860000, -80.24448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 5.916', W 80° 14.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 5' 54.96" N, 80° 14' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-99 W 4th St, Winston-Salem NC 27101, US
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