Noble Cleaners

The entire Nobles family was active throughout the McComb Movement. Mr. Ernest Nobles’s establishment was one of the most active gathering places for SNCC workers. He opened his business to the Movement and assisted workers by transporting them, allowing them to use the telephone, and, when necessary, hiding them among the racks of clean clothes.

Nobles Cleaners escaped being bombed because Ernest and his ten brothers and one sister took turns guarding the business for more than the two years.