In 1960, young African Americans put freedom on the menu at Texas lunch counters

The Conservation Society of San Antonio, in partnership with the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, presents a three-video series on the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960. Tired of waiting for a segregated society to change, Black students took direct action to reclaim equal rights in one of America’s most accessible public places. These videos examine the Texas protests and are now available online.

This free video series, “Woolworth and Civil Rights: A First in the South,” is made possible in part by grants from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and World Monuments Fund (WMF).

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these videos do not necessarily represent those at Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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