Summary Report on Arrests at Methodist Church in Jackson, Miss.

Type 
Document
Year 
1963
Creator(s) 
Date 
Wed, 10/09/1963
Doc # 
1EKI19.03
Abstract 

This report summarizes the oral statements of the three female Tougaloo College students who were arrested for trying to integrate worship services at Capitol Street Methodist Church in Jackson, Mississippi on October 6, 1963. The students--two African-American and one white--were stopped by ushers outside the Methodist Church as they tried to enter. After the ushers told the students that they were unwelcome at the all-white services, police officers arrested them. The exchange between the students, ushers, and the police officers included verbal harassment from the police.  The report included this exchange to the best of the arrested students' memory, as told to Ed King.

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of typewritten document; some highlighting; located in PLT Archive folder "Ed King".

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