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.

Food for Thought: Rock Hill Sit-ins

The fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 happens this week. Signed July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act outlawed ingrained forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, as well as women. It also ended strict and biased voter registration requirements and public segregation in schools, at … Continued