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The Fight Goes On

In February 2019, WUOT News contributor Leslie Snow spoke with five local civil rights activists who participated in the sit-ins in downtown Knoxville during the 1960’s. Restricted by Jim Crow laws, these students picketed outside movie theaters, marched down Gay Street, and asked to be served at restaurants designated “whites only.”

Nearly sixty years after those sit-ins began, we check in with four of the protestors once again to hear their thoughts on George Floyd’s death and the demonstrations breaking out across the country.

In "The Fight Goes On," you'll hear from Bob Booker, Blenza Davis, Marva Martin and Theotis Robinson.

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