Jackson City Hall

Here at city hall, numerous ordinances were enacted over the decades to reinforce segregation in Jackson. One such ordinance, passed in the 1940s, prohibited taxicabs from transporting African Americans and whites together unless the African American was the white person’s […]

James Eastland Federal Courthouse

Since Mississippi’s state and local governments and judicial system were generally supportive of segregation in the 1960s, civil rights activists had to rely on the federal courts for justice. Freedom Riders’ cases were appealed from this federal courthouse all the […]

Joyner Elementary School

At Joyner Elementary School, school administrators knocked out the walls between the classrooms and placed all 96 sixth grade students in one large room with three teachers, two of whom were white and one black. This action was taken to […]