Places

East 1960 Boycott

The Easter 1960 boycott of the downtown businesses on Capitol Street was the beginning of the most active phase of the Jackson civil rights movement. The boycott was led by the NAACP and by the Campbell College dean of religion, […]

Edward Lee Motel

Located in the 100 block of Church Street is the Edward Lee Hotel, one of two African American owned hotels where civil rights dignitaries and entertainers stayed. The other African American owned hotel was the Summers Hotel located on West […]