Counter Histories: Rock Hill

In January 1961, a group of young men were arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a peaceful attempt to desegregate the McCrory’s lunch counter.

Fabric of Freedom Kickoff in Greensboro

This year’s Fabric of Freedom events kick off September 2 at the very place the sit-in movement began: the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, located in the former F.W. Woolworth building.

Nashville HBCUs and Civil Rights Activism

Ninth-generation Nashvillian David Ewing illucidates the importance of historically black colleges and universities in the struggle for Civil Rights in his hometown.

Counter Histories Film Series

The film series Counter Histories documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.

How Do You Plate the Past?

The film series Counter Histories documents the desegregation of lunch counters in various Southern cities. This Wednesday’s web feature looks at other points of intersection between history and heritage in Southern foodways.

In Memory of Anne Moody

African American writer and activist Anne Moody passed away at the age of 74 in her home in Gloster, Mississippi on February 5th, 2015.

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In January 1961, a group of young men were arrested in Rock Hill, South Carolina, following a peaceful attempt to desegregate the McCrory’s lunch counter.