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75 Years After the Alexandria Library Sit-In

In 1939, five young black men walked into Alexandria, Virginia's public library to request they be issued library cards. When borrowing rights were denied on the grounds the facility was for whites only, the men took books from the shelves and began to read. This peaceful protest led to their arrest and foreshadowed the coming Civil Rights Movement. We learn about the event and the legacy of protest organizer Samuel Wilbert Tucker today as we mark the 75th anniversary of the event.

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