SNCC and Dr. Lohia

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1971
Creator(s) 
Ed King (author)
Pages 
57-62
Month or quarter 
Summer 1971
Doc # 
1EK39.01
Abstract 

In this essay, the author remembers the brief visit of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia to Mississippi, and the time Lohia spent with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Lohia, a member of the Indian parliament, was refused service at a Jackson, Mississippi eatery based on his skin color, and in a display of solidarity with African Americans, alerted the press and the police that he would return and attempt to be served again. Lohia was arrested, but not jailed, after he refused to leave the establishment. Afterward, in conversations with members of the SNCC, Lohia both encouraged and criticized the civil rights activists, asking questions and revealing truths the members did not want to hear.

Additional information 

Document Description: five-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder “Ed King - 'SNCC and Dr. Lohia' New South Summer, 1971”.

Rights 
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