Special Presentations

History Makers 2008: Howard High School, Class of 1960

Special | 17m 13s

By the end of the 1950s, several American cities had experienced non-violent civil rights protests. The movement had not yet touched the daily life of the city of Chattanooga until February 19, 1960, when thirty local African-American high school students walked into three downtown Chattanooga variety stores and quietly took seats at their traditionally segregated lunch counters.

Aired: 06/30/08

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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