Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

On May 28, 1963, students and faculty from Tougaloo College staged a sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss. Joan Trumpauer Mulholland recalls her initial role in the protest as a spotter, keeping an eye on events unfolding that day. She ultimately made her way into Woolworth’s, taking a seat at the counter and tells of the violence that ensued.

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