On Tuesday, May 28, the newest marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was unveiled on East Capitol Street in downtown Jackson. The marker was erected at the site of the 1963 Woolworth’s store, where a historic sit-in by civil rights activists occurred.
Led by Tougaloo College students and faculty, the Woolworth’s sit-in on May 28, 1963, became one of the iconic moments of the Civil Rights movement.
A white mob threatened and attacked the activists and doused them with condiments over the course of several hours. Jackson Daily News photographer Fred Blackwell took images that, to this day, are synonymous with the movement and white resistance to it. […]