Legacies of Leadership: The Winston-Salem Sit-In, 60 Years Later

ACLC is proud to co-sponsor the Legacies of Leadership: The Winston-Salem Sit-In, 60 Years Later

Co-organized by Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State, Legacies of Leadership: The Winston Salem Sit-In, 60 Years Later seeks to create a powerful week of events to commemorate the historic partnership between our two institutions and to deepen our collective commitment to justice and equality. The aim is to elevate the WSSU and WFU students in the sit-ins as exemplars of leadership and courage that can offer valuable lessons for our own time.

The week includes the following events next week:

Feb. 19, 6:30 pm, WFU’s Pugh Auditorium: A screening of I Am Not My Brother’s Keeper: Leadership and Civil Rights in Winston-Salem, NC, written and directed by Wake Forest professor Mary Dalton and produced with Susan Faust, followed by a panel with Dr. Jack Monell (Justice Studies, WSSU) and Dr. Dani Parker Moore (Education, Wake Forest), moderated by Nigel Alston of the Winston-Salem Journal.

Feb. 20, 7:30 pm, WSSU’s DJR Student Activities Center: Heart & Soul Open Mic night, hosted by LB the Poet.

Feb. 23, 3:00 pm, Millennium Center, Downtown Winston-Salem: Vigil and march to the site of the sit-ins (corner of 4th and Liberty), featuring the WSSU Singing Rams, WFU School of Divinity Dean Jonathan Walton, WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson, and WFU President Nathan Hatch (free parking is available in Lot K of Reynolds American at the corner of 5th and Main)

We would like these events to be well-attended by faculty, staff, and students from Wake Forest, so we hope you will consider attending and helping to spread the news.

This event is being co-organized by Wake Forest and Winston-Salem University. Wake Forest co-sponsors include the Department of Education, Department of History, Department of Politics and International Affairs, Department for the Study of Religions, Intercultural Center, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program, Program for Leadership and Character, Office of the Chaplain, Office of Community and Civic Engagement, Office of the Dean of College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of Student Engagement, Office of University Collaborations, Allegacy Center for Leadership and Character at the School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and Women’s Center.