Former Home of Jane Schutt

In December 1963, the Ku Klux Klan burned a cross in the yard of this home, which was then located in a white, middle-class neighborhood. In response, Mrs. Jane Schutt decorated the cross with Christmas tree lights. At a 1963 meeting of the Mississippi Council on Human Relations at Tougaloo College, Mrs. Schutt said, “The crisis approaching in Jackson is developing because of the long-time failure of the white community to cope realistically with the basic problems of Mississippi.


“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).