Bennett's Sit-in Story

In Their Own Words
"Denying the students the right to protest would go against everything they are taught here at a liberal art college." - Dr. Willa B. Player, President of Bennet College (1956 - 1966) 

Dr. Esther Terry, Bennett College Provost & VP Academic Affairs 

Roslyn Smith '61

David L. Richmond Jr. (Bennett College Public Safety Officer)
Mr. Richmond is the son of David L. Richmond, who is one of the A&T Four that sat in at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in 1960.  Richmond's mother Janice Allen, 63' was a Bennett Belle during the sit-in movement.  Richmond's parents met at Dudley H.S. in Greensboro.  Richmond opens up about his parents and how the sit-ins played a role in their lives.