Monday, August 6, 2012

WSSU Archives Material to Appear on PBS' "The History Detectives"

PBS’ television show “The History Detectives” will be airing an episode about the Winston-Salem Sit-ins which took place at the Woolworth lunch counters downtown on Liberty St. Several former WSSU (then Winston-Salem Teacher’s College) students, including Carl Matthews, Jefferson Diggs and Victor Johnson, Jr. took part in the protests.  The protest reached its climax on February 23, 1960 when several students were arrested for the non-violent actions.  The episode will air August 7th at 8 PM Eastern.
For more on the show, please visit PBS - History Detectives - Woolworth Sign