Today in 1963: Students from South Carolina State and Claflin College organize to integrate the lunch counter at Kresge 5&10 in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Though their efforts were disciplined and peaceful, 400 were attacked by police then herded behind fences in the largest mass arrest of the civil rights movement.
Convicted of “Breach of the Peace,” the U.S. Supreme Court later overturned those convictions because those arrested were petitioning for redress of grievances within the protection of the 1st Amendment.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
This weekend, Columbus High School presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm, and Sunday 2pm. There is a cost for this event. Reserved-seating tickets are available at the door and in advance at the school. This is at Columbus High School, 1164 Farnham Street, in Columbus. More info at 920-623-5956
Sunday, sit back and enjoy music from Brandon Beebe, performing from 2 to 3pm at Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue. A small donation is appreciated. More info at olbrich.org.
The PFLAG monthly meeting will be held this Sunday from 2:15 to 4pm at 1112 Grant Street in Madison. This month’s topic is “Homeless LGBT Youth,” with a DVD titled Out of Respect, a story of five. For more info call Sharon at 271-5440.