1939 Sit-In Anniversary Exhibit Display at Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library


Local History/Special Collections Branch and the Kate Waller Barrett Branch will host the anniversary of the 1939 Sit-In Exhibit on display to honor Samuel W. Tucker.



1939 Alexandria Library Sit-In Exhibit



Monday, August 14 through Monday, August 28



Kate Waller Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street



Commemorate the anniversary of the 1939 Sit-In by learning the history of the event.


Quick 5-minute questionnaire - related to 1939 Sit-In - available for customers to complete with a chance to win (up to) four free tickets to visit the National Museum of African-American History and Culture on Monday, August 21 at 1pm. Tickets valid from 1pm until close of the museum on that day. There are a limited supply of tickets available and are on a first-come, first served basis.


For a chance to win tickets, please visit the Reference Desk and Local History/Special Collections or the Barrett Branch Circulation desk - to receive your quick 5-minute questionnaire starting Monday, August 14.


Branch Location Hours


Local History/Special Collections

Monday: 1pm-9pm
Tuesday: 2pm-9pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10am- 6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm


Barrett Branch

Monday: 1pm-9pm
Tuesday: 10am-9pm
Wednesday: 10am-7pm
Thursday: 10am-7pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm


For more information about the 1939 Sit-In, please visit here.