Brown Bag Lunch: Protest at the Piccadilly: Civil Rights in Dallas

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Join us at 12 PM (noon) on the second TUESDAY of every month at the HALL OF STATE (3939 Grand Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75210) as the DHS explores a variety of different topics about local and state history. All lectures are open to the public and there is no cost to attend.

May 8th, 2012– Protest at the Piccadilly: Civil Rights in Dallas.
One of the most prominent—and lengthy—civil rights protests in Dallas occurred at the downtown Piccadilly Cafeteria at 1503 Commerce Street. Beginning of May 30, 1964, groups of up to 20 activists peacefully protested at the site for a straight 28 days in the hopes of desegregating the facility. Through oral history accounts, news articles, and rarely seen surveillance photographs from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, Stephen Fagin, associate curator at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explores this historic endeavor and its unique local connection to the legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
Presented by Stephen Fagin