Oral History

David Mason, Jr. - On planning Chapel Hill's first sit-in (clip)

Interviewed by Matthew Miller on December 1, 2008

David Mason: And, ‘til when I guess it must have been February or March of 1960. 1960. Shortly after the demonstrations in the city, as I shall say, in Greensboro. I was the president of my class, and then there was another fellow that was a year older than me. His sister goes to our church now. Named Harold Foster. And we were all up to the M&N Grill, not—yeah, the M&N Grill—and he says, Dave says, you know, we need to stage our own sit-in. And I said, well, where should we go? He said, the place is obvious. We’re going to Big John’s.

David Mason, Jr. - On planning Chapel Hill's first sit-in (clip)

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Oral history interview of Mason, Jr., David conducted by Miller, Matthew on December 1, 2008 at Campus Y, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “David Mason, Jr. - On planning Chapel Hill's first sit-in (clip),” From the Rock Wall, accessed June 13, 2024, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/david-mason-jr-on-planning-chapel-hills-first-sit-in.

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