People, Pride, and Promise: The Story of the Dockum Sit-In (Hardcover)
Ron Walters has a dream of living in a place where he is treated fairly and equally. But in 1950s Wichita, he can't even eat at a lunch counter because of the color of his skin. With the help of the NAACP Youth Council, Ron organizes a sit-in at the local Dockum Drugstore to try and make a change in his city. However, this makes many people angry, and it seems like no change will ever happen. Will Ron and his friends ever be able to achieve the equality they seek? This historical account of America's first successful student-led lunch counter sit-in is written to engage elementary-school audiences and share the importance of advocating for civil rights in our communities.