Clay

PEOPLE

Thomas, John

John Thomas was a long-time civil rights advocate who was shot and killed in front of a grocery store in West Point, Mississippi, on August 14, 1970. His killer, a white man named Seth Stanley, was later acquitted by an all-white jury.

Source:

http://www.crmvet.org/mem/msmartyr.htm

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EVENTS

Kroger Boycott

In the mid-1960s, a group of about 300 black people were brought to trial for protesting the segregation practices of stores in West Point. The boycott began with the local Kroger, which refused to hire black employees. 

Source:

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheTbuffington/videos

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DOCUMENTS

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