Woolworth’s Lunch Counter at North Carolina School of Science and Math

When the Durham Woolworth’s shuttered and its interior components went on the auction block in 1995, then executive director of NCSSM, Dr. John Friedrick, countered the lone bid from a salvage house in order to usher the historic lunch counter into safe-keeping.

Field Notes: Counter Histories Durham

Pictured above, left to right, are Jesse Paddock, Virginia Williams, and David Hambridge. Jesse and David are working with SFA collaborator Kate Medley to make the Durham, North Carolina, installment of our Counter Histories film series.