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Woolworth's sit-in; 28 May 1963

Object Type: Record
In Collection: M319 Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers


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Photograph from the Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers; Black-and-white photograph of a group of white and African-American civil rights demonstrators at the Woolworth's store in Jackson, Mississippi, on May 28, 1963. The sit-in was an attempt to integrate the lunch counter of the store. The demonstrators are surrounded with angry customers who poured ketchup, sugar, and other condiments poured on them.

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