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Mon, 03.28.1960

“Sit In” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Student protesters

*On this date in 1960, a “Sit in” occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Nine Black Southern University students were arrested for “disturbing the peace” after sitting at the “white only” segregated lunch counters in the downtown Baton Rouge Kress Department store and the local Greyhound bus station. Despite the peaceful nature of their protests, they were expelled from the school. 

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Ah, Douglass, we have fall'n on evil days, Such days as thou, not even thou didst know, When thee, the eyes of that harsh long ago Saw, salient, at the cross of... DOUGLASS by Paul Laurence Dunbar.
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