Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fifty years after the Student-led Sit-Ins: Where are we now?

Virginia Union University students wait to be served at the Woolworth's department
store lunch counter in downtown Richmond, February 20, 1960.
This image is Courtesy of the Valentine Richmond History Center.

VCU Libraries Black History Month Lecture

Fifty years after the Student-led Sit-Ins: Where are we now?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
7:30 p.m.W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
922 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA

In February 1960, African American students and others began to participate in sit-in demonstrations at lunch counters throughout the South. These protests against segregation in public facilities received national attention and precipitated the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which extended voting rights, outlawed racial segregation in schools, the workplace, and in public facilities. Join us for a panel discussion exploring the legacy of those protests including the state of Black America and race relations 50 years after the student-led sit-ins.


Jenny Jones, PhD., Associate Professor of Social Work, VCU
Napoleon Peoples, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, VCU
Jill Rowe, PhD., Assistant Professor, African American Studies, VCU
Shawn O. Utsey, PhD., Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of African American Studies, VCU

Moderated by Njeri Jackson, PhD., Associate Professor of Political Science and Special Assistant for Diversity in the Office of the Provost, VCU

Free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.

If special accommodations are needed, please call (804) 827-1165 or (804) 827-1163 prior to February 5, 2010.

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