Faces ’63: The Determination

Evers and Wilkins Campaign to End Segregation in Mississippi

A look back at 1963 and those who became a part of the freedom movement to liberate a nation.

About This Photo

When: June 2 1963
Where: Jackson Mississippi
Who: Medger Evers and Roy Wilkins
What: Evers and Wilkins picket the F.W. Woolsworth store in downtown Jackson where they were arrested by local police. This photo appeared in print 10 days before Evers was assassinated.
Source: U.S Library of Congress Prints and Photographs












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