Woolworth Sit-In, Jackson Mississippi, May 28, 1963
This iconic image of the Jackson Woolworth sit-in has come to symbolize the modern civil rights movement. At left sits John R. Salter, Jr. (a Native American who would change his name to Hunter Gray), Joan Trumpauer (later Joan Mulholland) one of two whit
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland holds a photo of her mugshot prior to a commemoration of the sit-in in 2009
The historic marker was placed near the location of the downtown Woolworth, Photo by Bruce Guthrie
Backstory and Context
John Salter was the head of the Jackson MS NAACP Youth Council and a sociology professor at Tougaloo College. An oral history interview of his experiences in the movement and beyond appears below.