Reel South

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

In 1961 nine college men decided they were ready to go to jail to fight segregation laws and inequality in Rock Hill, SC. Their sit-in at the local whites-only lunch counter changed the course of the civil rights movement by introducing a new strategy. Counter Histories: Rock Hill explores the story of the 'Friendship 9', and the human capacity to find courage, take action, and inspire change.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #105