Chat and Chew Cafe

Federal voter registrars opened an office here to register black voters. Voter rallies were held outside of the cafe. During the first one, police attacked the crowd with tear gas and clubs. The building is still on Union Street, but it is now a different cafe.


Dittmer, John. Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi. Urbana, Ill. University of Illinois Press, 1994.