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Harris Teeter Launching Campaign for the International Civil Rights Museum on Monday, January 20th.

Triad residents can help preserve historic Woolworth lunch counter

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter is a proud supporter of the Civil Rights Museum Building Project in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Plans are underway to renovate the Woolworth's building in downtown Greensboro and build a civil rights museum on the very site that launched America's sit-in movement. It's the exact location where four African-American freshmen from North Carolina A&T University sat down and requested service at a segregated lunch counter on February 1st, 1960.

"As we celebrate Martin Luther King Junior's birthday on Monday, we are reminded once again of the values and ideals he imparted on these students and how, at such a young age, they set the stage for our country's civil rights revolution," said Kim McDaniel, Director of Diversity for Harris Teeter.

The building project incorporates plans for a workshop space, classrooms, and a bookstore, with the historic lunch counter display as the centerpiece. "The museum will be unique in that it will be housed within the very same place that this part of history began," notes McDaniel. "The people of the Triad have a unique opportunity to give this amazing gift to themselves, while preserving a piece our nation's civil rights history for generations to come."

Triad residents can buy a $1 contribution card at any of our Greensboro, High Point, or Winston Salem stores to help their community preserve a moment in its past that was a catalyst for future change all across America.

100% of donations will go directly to the Building Project. No grocery purchase is necessary and Harris Teeter will match all donations up to $10,000. The fundraising campaign starts on Monday, January 20th in commemoration of Martin Luther King Junior's birthday and runs throughout the month of February.
Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is ranked as one of the top 50 largest supermarkets in the United States with 2001 sales of $2.4 billion. The grocery store chain employs about 14,000 people and has 141 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Geor>