Abilene, Kan. - The next Lunch & Learn program is Thursday, July 23 at noon central time. The virtual program will begin right at noon, so please sign in 10 minutes early.
The Dockum Drugstore Sit-In will be presented by guest speaker Prisca Barnes with Humanities Kansas. 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 non-violent protests. Barnes is the founder of Storytime Village, a nonprofit that promotes reading among low-income children.
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Telephone: 617-675-4444 (PIN: 511 045 556 7306#)
[Please join 10 minutes early so the program may begin on time.)
The 2020 Lunch & Learn series is made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation and the Union Pacific Foundation.
About the Eisenhower Presidential Library
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum is one of 15 Presidential Libraries operated by the National Archives and Records Administration. Presidential Libraries promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. They preserve and provide access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire. Public programs and exhibits at the Eisenhower Presidential Library are made possible in part through the generous support of the Eisenhower Foundation. To learn more, visit eisenhowerlibrary.gov.