Datebook: February 1 - Greensboro Sit-Ins Begin 53 Years Ago

Feb 1, 2013

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On this day in 1960, four black college students sat down at a "whites only" lunch counter inside Woolworth's store in Greensboro, NC, where they'd been refused service. The next day, they were joined by 20 more students. On the third day: 60. Fourth day: 300. This nonviolent protest was instrumental in desegregation and the store is now a Civil Rights museum.

It’s Friday, February 1

Land Between the Lakes holds their annual Bison Auction tomorrow at the Elk and Bison Prairie Corral.  Viewing starts at 8AM, and the auction starts at 9.  Approximately 37 bison are for sale.  For specific details about the animals, call (270) 924-2061.

Murray State University hosts the final round of the Young Artist Concerto Competition Sunday afternoon at 2 in the Performing Arts Hall.  Six young musicians compete for a $1,000 cash prize, an MSU music scholarship, and an invitation to perform their concerto with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.  The competition is open to the public, and admission is free.

Professor Berry Craig presents “Extraordinary Valor” Monday morning at 11 in the WKCTC Matheson Library.  The lecture concerns the life of Andrew Jackson Smith, who escaped slavery in Lyon County and ultimately joined the Union army to fight for his freedom.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

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