History Colorado Presents... People Pride & Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In with Prisca Barnes

We're proud to support History Colorado as they present People Pride & Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In with Prisca Barnes. This is an offsite event. You can register here.


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. People Pride & Promise tells the untold story of the first youth-led lunch counter sit-in that revolutionized the Civil Rights Movement. Through a visual presentations, visitors of “People, Pride, and Promise” will get to know the little-known story of the Dockum Sit-in. Attendees will then hear from author Prisca Barnes and view a presentation on the Sit-In. A book signing will take place after the event.

All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the Storytime Village book drive. The book about the Dockum Sit-in will be donated through Tattered Cover to Denver schools, libraries and non-profit organizations.


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