Hardy, John W.

John W. Hardy, an active member of SNCC during the sixties, worked to establish a voter registration school in 1961 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Walthall County. Hardy was pistol whipped by the Election Registrar in Walthall after attempting to help several local black residents. The assault resulted in Hardy being charged with “inciting a riot”and “resisting arrest,”but he was later released from jail.