More than 100 students, faculty and staff from Southeastern Oklahoma State University attended a special screening of “Children of the Civil Rights,’’ a documentary based on the Oklahoma City restaurant sit-ins in 1958-64. The film was shown Thursday in the Glen D. Johnson Student Union.
Also in attendance were the film’s director – Julia Clifford, a Southeastern graduate (’92) and Ardmore native – along with three individuals who were involved in the sit-ins, Joyce Jackson, Joyce Henderson and Bill Clifford, the director’s father.
Following the 60-minute film, a question-and-answer session was held.
Promotional materials state the following about the documentary:
“For six years, a group of kids went into restaurants and asked for service. It never got violent; it never really made national news; but together, they turned around every restaurant except one before the 1964 Civil Rights Act.’’
This event was sponsored by the Southeastern Student Support Services and the Office for Student Life.
Submitted by SE.