Civil Rights Movement Photographs
Grenada Freedom Movement, 1966

Grenada, Mississippi, 1966

 

The Meredith March sparks the Grenada Movement which erupts into five straight months of daily marches and protests that confront KKK mobs and an army of state troopers.


Night voting rights rally outside the Chat & Chew cafe.

 

Young freedom fighters integrate the city library.

 

Signing up for library cards previously denied to Afro-Americans.

 

 


 

 

SCLC organizer R.B. Cottonreader leads Grenada "Blackout" (boycott) pickets, 1966.

 

Boycott pickets leaving Bell Flower church (movement headquarters) for the downtown business district.

 

Boycott pickets Bruce Hartford SCLC (left) and Nita Faison(?) right.

 


 


 

 

Under arrest for the crime of nonviolently picketing.

Mass Rally on Grenada's central town square, 1966.


Protesting on the Grenada green at Confederate memorial.

 

 

Night rally on the green at the Confederate Memorial.

 

Hosea Williams of SCLC leads freedom marchers out of Bell Flower church.

 

 

 

Major Wright, SCLC

 

Barbara Williams, SCLC

 

 

 

Evelyn Goss (14) and her brother Doc Goss, arrested on freedom march in Grenada. 1966

 

 

 

 

Dr. King and Joan Baez address a mass meeting in Bell Flower church at the time of the school crisis.

 

 

Dr. King escorting Eva Lemon (7), Aretha Willis (7) and unidentified boy home after Klan mob attacks school children. Behind King: Andy Young, unidentified, Joan Baez, Ira Sandperl, Hosea Wiliams, and J.T. Johnson (holding unidentified girl).

 

News photographer being beaten by KKK mob during attack on Black school children.


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