History Highlights – 28 Days: The Piccadilly Cafeteria Protest (NEW DATE)


*This event has been postponed and will now take place on July 1st at 7pm.

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. 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. 

This virtual event will take place on the online platform Zoom. A link to join will be sent to registered guests via email one hour before the start of the program. 

There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required.


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