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Across tbe street from SMU campus,
front of the University Drug Store to map plans for a
sit-in demonstration.4SMU student
Maynard Moore says
the group is protesting an incident at the drug store
last Saturday, in which a negro student at SMU was
refused service at the lunch counter. Reinforcements
begin to arrive, and before long, 75 students,
including two negroes, file inside the store,
University Park police lieutenant John Ryan was sent
to the store, after one of the students called the
police department to advise authorities of the
( planned demonstration. The demonstrators fill the
booths and counters, and refuse to place orders,
unless the negro students are served. The drugstore
soon resembles a
C.R. Bright, the store's owners says the negroes will
not be served. He attempts to learn the name of the
student ts leader, saying he may sue him for damages.
students gather in
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Sit-in], item, January 9, 1961; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc940941/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.