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Series
Coming of Age
Episode
Five Sat Down
Contributing Organization
University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/500-5q4rp59q
National Association of Educational Broadcasters
61-21-3
University of Maryland
1349
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This record is featured in “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement.”

Description
Ben Park interviews five African American high school students who participated in a lunch counter sit-in in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 1, 1960. The students discuss the sit-in and their subsequent arrests; the reasons they engaged in the action; segregated life in Charleston; their limited career opportunities; and attitudes toward the sit-in held by their parents, school officials, the black community, and fellow students. Following the interviews, University of Oslo sociologist Dr. Johan Galtung, a visiting professor at Columbia University, discusses the interviews and the sit-in movement in general. The program is part of the Coming of Age series, exploring the thoughts and feelings of American youth in the 20th century. It was produced for the National Educational Television and Radio Center by the Center for Mass Communication of Columbia University and distributed by the National Association of Educational Broadcasters on the NAEB Radio Network. For information on the Charleston sit-in, see http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20130803/PC16/130809797 and http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120401/PC16/120409895.
Broadcast
1961-01-28
Broadcast
1960-00-00
Genres
Interview
Topics
Social Issues
Subjects
African Americans--Civil RIghts--History
Creator
NETRC, Production Unit
Contributor
Galtung, Johan, Commentator
Park, Ben, Interviewer
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:29:25
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Citation
Chicago: “Coming of Age; Five Sat Down,” 1961-01-28, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 29, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_500-5q4rp59q.
MLA: “Coming of Age; Five Sat Down.” 1961-01-28. University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 29, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_500-5q4rp59q>.
APA: Coming of Age; Five Sat Down. Boston, MA: University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_500-5q4rp59q