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Watch a 1963 Sit-In At a Lunch Counter in Mississippi

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Here's a short film on the historic 1963 sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi. Historians, activists, and Reverend Ed King relate their memories of participating in the sit-in. Though segregation had been outlawed the day prior, when police saw blacks and whites sitting side-by-side at a lunch counter the scene quickly turned chaotic. Everything "from vinegar to pepper to sugar... sometimes fists" was used as a weapon. Go watch:

Video: Counter Histories: Jackson, Mississippi

· Counter Histories [Vimeo via Southern Foodways]