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The Dockum Drugstore Sit-In

Date and Time: July 23, 2020, 12:00 PM CT

Location: Eisenhower Presidential Library, 200 SE 4th St, Abilene
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Presented by Prisca Barnes

In July 1958, Black students gathered at downtown Wichita's Dockum Drugstore to stage a peaceful protest against the unequal practice of segregation. Tired of being denied access to the city's movie theaters and restaurants, students took action and turned their attention to the lunch counter at the popular drugstore. What happened during the three-week sit-in? What caused it to end? And why was its importance recognized by so few at the time? This presentation discusses the details of the sit-in, explores how these protests helped transform the struggle for racial equality in America, and considers contemporary nonviolent protests.

This program will be presented online. Contact the Eisenhower Foundation to join the online program.

Sponsored by: Eisenhower Foundation

For more information about this event, please contact:
Pamela Sanfilippo
(785) 263-6754
http://www.eisenhowerfoundation.net

 

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