On February 21, 2012, Community Relations brought together former JCSU students who were involved in 1960s sit-ins to desegregate downtown lunch counters in Charlotte. The panel discussion was organized in recognition of Black History and Human Relations Month. Ledger Morrissette of Community Relations moderated the discussion.
Among the panelists were Tom Hanchett
, staff historian from the Levine Museum of the New South; Sarah Stevenson
, former Community Relations staffer and host of the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum
; and recently retired Community Relations staffer William "Butch" Simmons
Learn more about the university students' nonviolent campaign for racial integration in Charlotte.
Front row (L to R): Barbara Funderburk, Ruth Townes, Mary Bradley and Sarah Stevenson.
Back row (L to R): Charles Jones, James "Butch" Walker, Aaron Orr Sr., Tom Hanchett and William "Butch" Simmons