WSU showing film on Wichita's role in civil rights movement
Jan 14, 2009 3:37 PM | Print

In the summer of 1958, two dozen young people from the Wichita Branch NAACP Youth Council staged what would become the first successful student-led sit-in of the civil rights movement.

Come see a free screening of a documentary, "The Dockum Sit-In: A Legacy of Courage," about those events at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Wichita State University Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Lowe Auditorium.

By Aug. 11, 1958, the Dockum Drug Store lunch counter and all Rexall Drug Stores throughout the state of Kansas had been desegregated, and the movement gained a powerful new weapon in the fight for equal accommodations.

This event occurred nearly two years before the more famous Greensboro sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter.

The video, produced by KPTS, includes first-person accounts from participants, as well as perspective from local historians.

The screening is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by KPTS and sponsored by the WSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, under the direction of Associate Dean of Students/Director of Multicultural Affairs John O. Bello-Ogunu.

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