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1. Downtown Baton Rouge State Level Significance Ethnic Heritage First Louisiana Sit-Ins of Modern Civil Rights Movement -- 1960 Kress Building

3. Third Street Facade

4. Main Street Facade

5. The Sit-In Movement

6. Non-Violent Direct Action

7. Well-behaved & non-violent no matter what

9. Baton Rouge Sit-Ins March 28, 1960

10. Seven Southern students peacefully challenge segregated lunch counter

11. Weapons Search of Protester Felton Valdry

12. Paddy wagon – jail transport – on the right

14. Southern President Felton G. Clark

15. Withdraw or stay in school?

16. Importance of Sit-Ins

17. Garner vs. Louisiana December 1961 Thurgood Marshall & A. P. Tureaud

18. Exceptional Significance Only four years shy of 50 year threshold Civil Rights Movement is “period of time which can be logically examined together.”— Bulletin 22 Sit-In Movement and Baton Rouge Sit-Ins are subjects of scholarly study. Movement called “watershed in the history of black protest” in U.S.

19. Kress Building of Exceptional Significance to Louisiana and eligible for National Register

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