Simkins vs. City of Greensboro.

March 26, 2024 by Troy

Photo credit: Greensboro News and Records

In December, six Black men paid greens fees and started to play golf at the Gillespie Park Golf Club, a city-owned golf course in Greensboro, NC, that was leased to a private company. Despite paying, the men were told they could not play golf, but did so anyways. The men were arrested later that night and charged with trespassing. Civil rights leaders examined this case and used it for future protests where taxpayer dollars were being used to continue segregation.