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An Alliance Theatre Event | Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down | Pinkney
An Alliance Theatre Event | Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down | Pinkney
An Alliance Theatre Event | Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down | Pinkney

An Alliance Theatre Event | Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down | Pinkney

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Purchase this book that inspired this Alliance Theatre Short

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down

By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.

Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others. 

Watch the Alliance Theatre’s animated short Sit-In inspired by the book.

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