Cadman exhibiting story of the Dockum sit-in

“People, Pride & Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-in” is an exhibit that commemorates America’s first successful student-led lunch counter sit-in and will be displayed through Jan. 31 at the Cadman Art Gallery in the Rhatigan Student Center.

The exhibit explores how early civil rights era lunch counter protests helped shape and transform the struggles for racial equality in America. Through historical contexts and articles, it will tell the little-known story of the Dockum sit-in, as well as the story of Dr. Galyn Vesey, who was among a small group of students that led this historic protest on July 19, 1958.