Join us for a conversation with Civil Rights era activist Kelton Sams about his organizing of the lunch counter sit-ins in Galveston, Texas and the role of youth in social justice. A facilitated dialogue will follow the presentation. You can order a copy of his memoir here:https://bookshop.org/p/books/growing-up-in-galveston-texas-walls-came-tumbling-down-kelton-d-sams-jr/11430608?ean=9781515017332. If you bring it, he will autograph it.
During his junior year at Central High School, Kelton Sams Jr led the lunch counter sit-ins in Galveston, leading to the desegregation of restaurants and Stewart Beach. While attending Texas Southern University, he quickly became active in different movements including protesting segregated movie theaters and voting registration efforts. A retired pastor and civil servant, he is a past recipient of the Center for the Healing of Racism’s Ally Award.
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