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Historic Woolworth's Counter

  • 1801 Fayetteville St, NCCU, James E. Shepard Memorial Library
  • Durham, NC 27707
  • Primary: (919) 530-6100

After a pioneering sit-in at the Durham Woolworth's lunch counter on Feb. 8, 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continued this form of civil protest in other locations throughout the South to great effect.

A portion of this original lunch counter, its seats, and pie rack are now preserved in the James E. Shepard Memorial Library at North Carolina Central University.

  • Free Admission All The Time:
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Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
212 W Main St #101
Durham, NC 27701 USA
Phone: (919) 687-0288
Toll Free: (800) 446-8604