Richmond 34 Historical

Richmond 34 Historical (HM1SVV)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.522', W 77° 26.177'

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On 22 Feb. 1960, 34 Virginia Union University students, 11 women and 23 men, refused to leave the segregated dining facilities here at Thalhimers department store and were arrested. Charged with trespassing, they were later convicted and fined. This sit-in was part of a wave of protests across the South inspired by recent sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina. The arrest of the Richmond 34 sparked the Campaign for Human Dignity, which organized boycotts and picketed Richmond businesses. Thalhimers and other retailers subsequently desegregated. In June 1963 the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of the Richmond 34 in Randolph v. Virginia.
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Friday, July 1st, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284760 N 4157794
Decimal Degrees37.54203333, -77.43628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.522', W 77° 26.177'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 31.32" N, 77° 26' 10.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 609 E Broad St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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