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Jackson Woolworth's Lunch Counter Sit-in | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Jackson Woolworth's Lunch Counter Sit-in

Jackson Woolworth's Lunch Counter Sit-in | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Civil rights activist Walter Williams lying face down on the floor near the lunch counter at Woolworths, where he was taking part in a sit-in. He had just been struck by a glass object. A crowd of white teenage boys are looking down at him after having poured drinks on Williams. Pearlena Lewis is sitting at the counter and UPI reporter Cliff Sessions is speaking to her over the counter.

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Civil rights activist Walter Williams lying face down on the floor near the lunch counter at Woolworths, where he was taking part in a sit-in. He had just been struck by a glass object. A crowd of white teenage boys are looking down at him after having poured drinks on Williams. Pearlena Lewis is sitting at the counter and UPI reporter Cliff Sessions is speaking to her over the counter.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:122002
Creation Date: May 28 1963
Creator Name:Blackwell, Fred
City:Jackson
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State:Mississippi
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Genre:Photograph
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
RESTRICTED. Permission to publish must be obtained directly from Fred Blackwell in advance of receipt of the image. Contact lisa.marine@wisconsinhistory.org for his contact information. Original loaned for scanning by Fred and Phyllis Blackwell.
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Indoor photography
Men
Teenagers
Women
Restaurants
Civil rights
Race relations
Reporters and reporting
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