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The Dockum Drugstore Sit-In

Date and Time: June 9, 2022, 6:00 PM CT

Location: Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
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Seeking racial equity and an end to segregation, Wichita's Black students organized and staged a sit-in in 1958 at Wichita's Dockum Drugstore. Long denied entry into the city's movie theaters and restaurants, students exercised their right to peacefully protest over a three-week period at the popular lunch counter. What transpired, how it ended, and the lasting impact it had on race relations in the city is the focus of this talk. More broadly, the talk will explore how these types of protests transformed the struggle for racial equity in America. Presented by Prisca Barnes.

This presentation is part of "21st Century Civics," a collection of resources that invite Kansans to participate in community discussions and learn more about the history of American democracy and the shared responsibilities of citizenship. "21st Century Civics" is made possible with support from "A More Perfect Union: America at 250," an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Sponsored by: Manhattan Public Library

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Jennifer Hale
(785) 776-4741
http://www.mhklibrary.org

 

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