Monday, February 01, 2010

Racial Incidents in South Carolina Drew Attention of Mississippi Sovereignty Commission; Includes Reports on Jackie Robinson

Fifty years ago, four black university students entered the Woolworths in Greensboro, sat down at the "whites only" lunch counter, and refused to budge. The sit-ins continued for six months

Meanwhile in Mississippi, the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission was collecting news clips of "South Carolina Incidents" and other reports on the status of the civil rights movement in Greensboro and elsewhere ...

"15 Negro Pupils Apply in South Carolina and Elsewhere"

"Protest Treatment of Jackie Robinson"

"Negro March Planned"

"South Carolina Leaders to Support Protests"

"Randolph Is Supporter Of Rights March"

"South Carolina Getting Rights Advisory Group"

"300 March on Airport to Protest S.C. Violence"

"Lunchroom Sit-Ins Spread"

"Tough Attitude Shown Negros"

These clippings and more were found in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission digital files in the South Carolina folder.

A separate file for Jackie Robinson also appears in Sovereignty Commission files --

Report of a booklet discovered on "Jackie Robinson Day"

"Jackie Robinson Day Program"

"Investigation on Racial Agitators -- Robinson's name included on p. 5"

Still more to discover...
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