Fairley, JC

Fairley was the co-owner of Fairley’s Radio and TV Repair at 522 Mobile Street and was the President of the Forrest County NAACP from 1962 to 1966. As president, Fairley pushed for the desegregation of public areas, increased voter registration and business boycotts. He was responsible for the liberation of Clyde Kennard from Parchman Penitentiary, a leader in the Freedom Summer activities, and the leader of the successful 1966-1967 boycott of downtown white-owned businesses for more equitable hiring practices.

Sources:

http://www.lib.usm.edu/~archives/m340.htm?m340text.htm~mainFrame

http://www.lib.usm.edu/~spcol/crda/oh/fairley.htm