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The nationally recognized Civil Rights Movement was represented locally by events such as the 1957 sit-in at Durham’s Royal Ice Cream Company, led by the Rev. Douglas Moore, and the 1960 Woolworth sit-in led by a quartet of AT&T students. Protests such as these planted seeds of justice that, decades later, is bearing fruit for both blacks and whites.
Playing as influential a role as many better-known Civil Rights Movement leaders, Bennett’s president inspired its students to fight for social justice. She encouraged students to participate in protests, inspired by the 1960 Woolworth’s sit in, and initiate blacks to become more politically involved, by registering to vote.
It was a dynamic decade, due to social and cultural forces encouraging progress and protest. The author observed that progress and protest were particularly manifest in higher education, government, sports, and entertainment.
Commemorating the Civil Rights movement’s leaders and key events is the National Civil Rights Trail. North Carolina contains five of the fifteen stops, which include Estey Hall at Shaw University, Hayti Heritage Center, and the February One Monument.