Letter in Support of Desegregation of S&W Cafeteria

Frank O. Sherrill1963-05-02/1963-05-02

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library

UNC Charlotte J. Murrey Atkins Library
Charlotte, United States

Inspired by the lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro in protest of segregation, students from Johnson C. Smith University organized sit-ins in Charlotte in 1960. Their efforts led to the integration of many of Charlotte's lunch counter restaurants by July 1960, but other eateries resisted integration. Members of the public weighed in on both sides of the issue to restaurants and officials. This letter asks the owner of S&W Cafeteria in Charlotte to integrate his restaurant.


  • Title: Letter in Support of Desegregation of S&W Cafeteria
  • Creator: Frank O. Sherrill
  • Date Created: 1963-05-02/1963-05-02
  • Location Created: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Subject Keywords: African Americans--Civil rights, African Americans--Segregation, Restaurants
  • Type: Document
  • Rights: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). For more information, see (http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/), This material is protected by copyright. Copyright is held by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
  • External Link: Frank O. Sherrill papers, Digital object link in Goldmine

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