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- DescriptionOn a hot summer evening in 1958, a group of African American students in Wichita, Kansas, quietly entered Dockum's Drug Store and sat down at the whites-only lunch counter. This was the beginning of the first sustained, successful student sit-in of the modern civil rights movement, instigated in violation of the national NAACP's instructions. Based on interviews with over eighty participants and observers of this sit-in, Dissent in Wichita traces the contours of race relations and black activism in an unexpected locus of the civil rights movement, revealing that the movement was a national, t a southern, phemen.
- Author BiographyGretchen Cassel Eick, a professor of history at Friends University, Wichita, has received two Fulbright grants and was for ten years a professional lobbyist in Washington, D.C.
- Author(s)Gretchen Cassel Eick
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication24/09/2007
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note20 photographs
- Weight458 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine534 mm
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