We Shall Not Be Moved: The Student Sit-Ins of 1960
By Ed Simpson
Directed by Jeff Church, Coterie Artistic Director
By taking a seat at a whites-only lunch counter, a group of four freshmen from A&T College in North Carolina launched a youth-led movement for African Americans to receive equal service by challenging racial injustice. This non-violent demonstration in Greensboro gained such momentum that it quickly inspired a new generation to stand up for their Civil Rights. This is the story of ordinary citizens who stand witness to a movement forming before their eyes, and the multiple perspectives they have.
After each performance of We Shall Not Be Moved, audiences will remain in 1960 with the characters, to delve into the complexity of viewpoints offered.
Length: 75 minutes
Educators: Before seeing the production, students can prepare to put history into context with our experienced teaching artists, who visit classrooms for a nominal fee. Find educator resources and curriculum extensions at coterie.edublogs.org.