Jackson Nonviolent Movement

In 1961 and 1962, the Jackson Nonviolent Movement (JNM) was an offshoot of SNCC. The group coordinated housing for the Freedom Riders, planned mass meetings at area churches, conducted voter registration and nonviolent protest workshops, and planned the 1961 picketing against the segregated Mississippi State Fair. JNM provided free literature and tapes of Martin Luther King’s speeches, sold recordings of protest music, and showed movement films at churches. The JNM newsletter, Voice of the Jackson Movement, was published at its office.

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“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).