Quantcast

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents History Highlights - 28 Days: The Piccadilly Cafeteria Protest

eventdetail
Photo courtesy of the University of North Texas Libraries, Portal to Texas History, via The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

On May 29, 1964, Clarence Broadnax went to the Piccadilly Cafeteria in downtown Dallas for a late lunch. While waiting in line, he was told by an employee that the Piccadilly did not serve Black people. Broadnax refused to leave and was arrested, returned to the Piccadilly immediately upon his release, and was arrested again. His second return to the restaurant sparked a 28-day protest that ultimately led to the desegregation of the Piccadilly Cafeteria, just before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Visitors can join Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Senior Director of Education, and Latricia Davis, Ackerman Family Director of Education, for a discussion of the Piccadilly Cafeteria demonstration in the broader context of the Civil Rights Era.

On May 29, 1964, Clarence Broadnax went to the Piccadilly Cafeteria in downtown Dallas for a late lunch. While waiting in line, he was told by an employee that the Piccadilly did not serve Black people. Broadnax refused to leave and was arrested, returned to the Piccadilly immediately upon his release, and was arrested again. His second return to the restaurant sparked a 28-day protest that ultimately led to the desegregation of the Piccadilly Cafeteria, just before the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Visitors can join Dr. Charlotte Decoster, Senior Director of Education, and Latricia Davis, Ackerman Family Director of Education, for a discussion of the Piccadilly Cafeteria demonstration in the broader context of the Civil Rights Era.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
300 N Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
https://dhhrm.my.salesforce-sites.com/ticket/#/events/a0S6e00000h4GutEAE

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.
CULTUREMAP EMAILS ARE AWESOME
Get Dallas intel delivered daily.