Chester I. Lewis Reflection Park
Pictured l to r: Dr. Delia Shropshire, Malaika Bell (honored Civil Rights Leader's granddaughter,) and Prisca Barnes
This park is named for Chester I. Lewis, the late prominent local Civil Rights leader who served on the legal team that argued the landmark 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education case before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also provided guidance to the NAACP Youth Council during the first successful series of student sit-ins at the Dockum Drug Store lunch counter in 1958. Their courage inspired other similar sit-ins across the country and helped bring about racial equality at places including restaurants, businesses and swimming pools.