Telling the story of the ’60s sit-ins

February 1, 2010

Fifty years ago this week, a student movement against segregation began at a Woolworth store in Greensboro.

The civil rights movement was energized by the sit-ins of the sixties, yet these protests have always been the least understood, so says Historian Andrew B. Lewis in an opinion piece published in the Los Angeles Times.

Lewis, author of the critically acclaimed new book, The Shadows of Youth, will be at Temple this month to talk about the 50th anniversary of the sit-in movement that triggered the upheavals of the 1960s.

Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: Gladfelter Hall, 9th Floor

1115 West Berks Street, Temple University

–Kim Fischer

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