Sit-In

Students sit-in at Western High School in Baltimore, Md. on Nov. 26, 2014. (photo credit: Moraa Nyamboga)

Poly Tech, Western Students ‘Sit-in’ To Protest Ferguson Decision

The protests continue in Baltimore City as a result of the decision by a grand jury in Ferguson not to indict an officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old. The protests have left the streets and are now in the classrooms. Wednesday, schools in Baltimore City held assemblies to allow their students to raise their concerns over police brutality and injustice.

11/26/2014

Reads Drug Store

Debate Over Baltimore’s Historic Read’s Drug Store Rages On

It was the site of a historic student sit-in. Now, decades later, the fight over what to do with the Read’s Drug Store building rages on between the city and a civil rights icon.

01/29/2014

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1960 Md. Sit-In Case Remembered As Part Of History

Robert M. Bell was 16 years old when he recruited classmates to join a sit-in at a downtown Baltimore restaurant. The sit-in was Bell’s first, and he remembers being a little nervous.

10/27/2013

Reads Drug Store

Commission Votes To Preserve Site Of 1955 Sit-In

Baltimore’s preservation commission has voted to add the former Read’s drugstore to a list of city landmarks.

04/12/2011

Reads Drug Store

Baltimore Civil Rights Protest Site May Be Torn Down

It was the first successful student sit-in to end segregation and it happened at a drug store right here in Baltimore.

03/15/2011

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