Serbino Sandifer-Walker, journalism professor at TSU, led her students Friday on the annual march to the site of the old Weingarten's Store. The site is now home to a post office.
On March 4, 1960, the students marched from the campus to the site of the old store, where they staged sit-ins to end segregation.
She says it's important for students to know the history of Houston and Texas Southern.
"They came here out of principle. It was out a commitment to standing up for justice," Sandifer-Walker added.