Inside Media: "Make Some Noise" Opening Weekend

August 03, 2013
Location: Knight TV Studio

Guest: M.J. O'Brien

Author M.J. O'Brien talks about his new book "We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired," which chronicles a harrowing sit-in experience in Jackson, Miss., in 1963.

"We Shall Not Be Moved" recounts the 1963 Woolworth's lunch counter demonstration and explores the hearts and minds of those participating. It was a demonstration without precedent in Mississippi — one that set the stage for much that would follow in the changing dynamics of the state's racial politics, particularly in its capital city.

The photograph that showed whites in Mississippi pouring catsup, sugar and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs appears regularly in books, magazines, videos and museums to help explain America's largely nonviolent civil rights battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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