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February  4  -  February 28

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Historic Theater: Join the Student Sit-Ins
Thursday,  February  4  -  Sunday,  February 28 , 
Thursdays through Sundays, February 4-14, 2 pm, 4 pm
Tuesdays through Sundays, February 16-28, 11am, 2pm, 4 pm
National Museum of American History, East Wing, Second Floor

One of the treasures on display at the National Museum of American History is the Greensboro, North Carolina, lunch counter where four students staged a sit-in that inspired civil rights activists across the South. This interactive theater piece is part of the museum’s commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the sit-in. Audiences can take part in a civil rights “training session” at the lunch counter. The twenty-minute program is based on an actual 1960s civil rights training manual.

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