In January, 1961, ten young African-Americans were arrested after they sat down at an all-white lunch counter at a variety store in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. Nine of those who were arrested chose to serve 30-day jail sentences rather than win their release by paying bail. The protesters came to be known as the "Friendship Nine" and their story has previously been told in a South Carolina ETV documentary, "Jail, No Bail". Now, children's author and Shelby, North Carolina native Kimberly Johnson has written a book about the events titled "No Fear For Freedom: The Story Of The Friendship 9". WFAE's Mark Rumsey spoke with Ms. Johnson.
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