adkin-high-school-reenactmentNearly 60 years ago, and without telling their parents, five high school students led 720 of their fellow pupils on a walkout to protest the inferior facilities at their all-black school in segregated Kinston, North Carolina.

Some mark that peaceful march to the courthouse by Adkin High School students in November 1951 as the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

Over the weekend, a reunion of original students reenacted the protest that eventually succeeded in getting many of their demands met by the school board, like the construction of a gymnasium.

(Originally published by WNCT. Note, source material has been removed by the source)

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