• civil rights Jun 10

    Postcard Exhibit Highlights Civil Rights Sit-Ins in Arlington

    Sixty-one years ago this month, several Howard University students and allies walked into the People’s Drug Store on Lee Highway in Arlington. For the next two weeks, they participated in sit-ins to protest white-only lunch counters across the county.  Now a special exhibit and letter-pressed cards mark the moment in Arlington’s civil rights history. “The idea is for you...

  • Arlington Jun 9

    Postcard Exhibit Highlights Civil Rights Sit-Ins in Arlington

    On June 9, 1960, several Howard University students and allies walked into the People’s Drug Store on Lee Highway in Arlington.  For the next two weeks, there was a series of peaceful sit-ins to protest the white-only lunch counters across the County.  Now there is a special exhibit and letter-pressed cards to mark this important moment of Arlington’s civil rights...

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