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May 28, 1963

Jackson, Mississippi, Woolworth sit-in

A crowd of people heckle Tougaloo students participating in a sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson. The crowd began with jeers and taunts but soon progressed to beating and kicking the protesters. According to John Dittmer in Local People, the store manager had to shut down the store, and the demonstrators left under police protection. Seated from left to right are John Salter, Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody.

From the Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi (most likely a copy of an AP wire photo).