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Task Force Unveils Banquet Speaker

The 18th annual Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations Human Rights Banquet will feature the story of how the people and the City of Rock Hill, S.C., corrected a racial injustice after 54 years in municipal court on Jan. 28, 2015. The story began in February 1961 when eight African American college students from Rock Hill Friendship Junior College joined with Thomas Gaither from the Congress of Racial Equality with a sit-in at the local lunch counter of the McCrory Variety Store challenging the segregation policy of “Whites Only”. They were arrested and charged and convicted of trespassing and breach of peace. They became known as the “Friendship 9”/Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations news release. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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