Dockum Drug Store Sit-In
Carol Hahn and Galyn Vesey talked about the Dockum Drug Store sit-in in which they participated in 1958. This was one of the earliest… read more
Carol Hahn and Galyn Vesey talked about the Dockum Drug Store sit-in in which they participated in 1958. This was one of the earliest examples of this type of civil rights protest in the U.S. After three weeks Rexall Drug Stores began to quietly desegregate nation-wide. Ms. Hahn was interviewed in her home, while Mr. Vesey was interviewed at the bronze sculpture of a lunch counter by Georgia Gerber in Lewis Reflection Square Park, across from the former site of the Dockum Drug Store.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2012 LCV Cities Tour” in Wichita, Kansas, on May 7-10 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
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