Current track

Title

Artist


TSU Sit-ins: The desegregation of Houston

Written by on October 11, 2021

Houston’s first sit-in was held Friday, March 4, 1960 at the Weingarten grocery store lunch counter, and led by Texas Southern University students.  The Houston Rockets honored one of the organizers of that sit-in, Dr. Halcyon Sadberry Watkins, and the TSU professor, who has chronicled the story, Serbino Sandifer-Walker during Black History Month in 2021.  This documentary tells the story.  The grocery store no longer stands, but these students and those of other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) left a permanent impression on the American Civil Rights Movement.