Museum Matinees: Jail, No Bail

Jul 5, 2017

  • Venue: Horry County Museum
  • Address: 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

The 2017 Horry County Museum Documentary Film Series continues with Jail, No Bail, part of the Carolina Stories Series produced by SCETV. On January 31, 1961, black students from Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill, SC walked into McCrory's, sat at the lunch counter, and ordered hamburgers and soft drinks. They were arrested for trespassing and processed. This 30 minute program pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the 'Friendship Nine' sit-in protest that inspired the Jail, No Bail Movement. This strategy turned the tables on the establishment and reinvigorated the National Civil Rights Movement.