Fifty years ago a handful of black students in North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee, sat down at lunch counters and demanded service. Thereby bringing Jim Crow to its knees in the segregated South.
I’ve been fortunate to write about this era for several publications this month and last. So as Black History Month draws to a close, here are links to those stories.
Here is a review of a new book about the Civil Rights generation, through the lens of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the lives of its leaders.
This is an earlier story about defacement of a mural honoring the Freedom Riders.
A story about a reenactment of the Nashville Sit-Ins.
And a story in the Nashville City Paper about the 50th Anniversary of the Sit-Ins.