10.12.2010

Thursday, October 13: Civil rights protests in Jackson, Tennessee

Several students from all-black Lane College are arrested when they sit in the front seats on Jackson City Lines buses. A bus boycott begins on October 14; the bus company relents on October 15. While that incident ended peacefully, efforts to desegregate the city's lunch counters did not. What happened in Jackson was largely untold until 2000, when The Jackson Sun newspaper published a series of stories on the events.

* Jackson Sun series: @
* Summary from "The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee: A Narrative History" (book): @
* Article from The Student Voice (publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee): @

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