Counter Histories: Rock Hill, SC
The Southern Foodways Alliance presents Counter Histories, a series of short films documenting the struggle to desegregate southern restaurants in the Civil Rights Movement.
This film shares the story of The Friendship 9 in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a group of nine students from Friendship College who used a “Jail, No Bail” strategy to desegregate lunch counters. This film features interviews with Willie McLeod, Clarence Graham, James Wells, W.T. “Dubs” Massey, and Brother David Boone.
To see all five films in the Counter Histories series, visit counterhistories.com.
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