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

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Dockum Drug Store Sit-In

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Location:
Wichita, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Jun 2, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 22, 2014

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  • Jun 02, 2012 | 11:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 03, 2012 | 12:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 03, 2012 | 5:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 04, 2012 | 6:53am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2012 | 1:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2012 | 6:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2012 | 2:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 1:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2012 | 9:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 01, 2012 | 5:51am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 22, 2014 | 9:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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