On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Protest Flyer

On May 3, 1960, after two years of protests by the Congress of Racial Equality, the Diamond Department Store in Charleston opened its dining facilities to African Americans.

Learn more:
Letter, CORE to Associated Dry Goods Assocation, November 6, 1958
Letter, Gordon Carey to Elizabeth Gilmore, January 22, 1959
Protest Flyer (Elizabeth Gilmore Collection, Ms2003- 083)
"State College Students Stage Sitdown Here"
"Store Revises Eating Policy"
"Mayor Hails 'Integration' At Diamond"

On This Day in West Virginia History: May

West Virginia Archives and History