Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

Sit Ins: The Students Report, May 1960

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection N2015-1, Box 03, Folder 25

Description

A booklet published by the Congress of Racial Equality with an introduction by Lillian Smith. It consists of six stories written by young people involved with sit-ins and other non-violent demonstrations across the United States. Patricia Stephens Due, a Tallahassee civil rights activist who was jailed for 49 days with seven other students following a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter, tells her story from jail. She writes about the events leading up to being jailed and the conditions at the Leon County Jail. The other five stories were written by Edward Rodman (Portsmouth, Virginia), Paul Laprad (Nashville, Tennessee), Thomas Gaither (Orangeburg, South Carolina), Major Johns (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and Martin Smolin (activities in the North).

Date

May 1960

Creator

Congress of Racial Equality

Publisher

Congress of Racial Equality

Contributors

Peck, Jim

Goldman, Jerry

Smith, Lillian

Due, Patricia Stephens, 1939-2012

Rodman, Edward

Laprad, Paul

Gaither, Thomas

Johns, Major

Smolin, Martin

Format

Booklets

Coverage

Civil Rights Movement in Florida (1954-1975)

General Note

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was a civil rights organization that practiced non-violent direct action.

Topic

Slavery And Race Relations

Subjects

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