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Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72 Gretchen Cassel Eick

Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72

Gretchen Cassel Eick

Published September 24th 2007
ISBN : 9780252074912
Paperback
344 pages
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On a hot summer evening in 1958, a group of African American students in Wichita, Kansas, quietly entered Dockums Drug Store and sat down at the whites-only lunch counter. This was the beginning of the first sustained, successful student sit-in ofMoreOn a hot summer evening in 1958, a group of African American students in Wichita, Kansas, quietly entered Dockums Drug Store and sat down at the whites-only lunch counter. This was the beginning of the first sustained, successful student sit-in of the modern civil rights movement, instigated in violation of the national NAACPs instructions. Based on interviews with over eighty participants and observers of this sit-in, Dissent in Wichita traces the contours of race relations and black activism in an unexpected locus of the civil rights movement, revealing that the movement was a national, not a southern, phenomenon.