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Lunch with the League: High Point

February 19

On February 11, 1960, a group of 26 students from then William Penn High School, inspired by the sit-ins at Woolworths in Greensboro by four courageous NC A&T Freshmen, under the direction of The Reverend Elton Cox, marched to the Woolworths in High Point where they staged the first high school student sit-in nationwide. This is a chance to hear the story of this historic public school founded in the late 1800’s by the Quakers as an all black industrial school and one of the students who participated in the sit-ins. Dance and drama students will perform as part of the program.

Click here for Reservations with a lunch. Lunch is $11.00.

Click here for Reservations without a lunch. Without lunch, the program is free. Reservations are required with or without lunch.

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February 19


Penn-Griffin School for the Arts
825 E. Washington
Highpoint, NC 27260
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