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TRIBE Family Channel™ proudly presents
Voices of Wisdom - Season 8, hosted by Civil Rights Activists of the Historical Tougaloo Nine,
Mrs. Geraldine Hollis and Mr. Joseph Jackson Jr.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Bernard N. Lee
Author of "A Look Back in Time"

Sept. 6, 2018 - 4:00PM-PST 5:00PM-GMT 6PM-CST 7:00PM-EST
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About The Tougaloo Nine:
At 11 a.m. on March 27, 1961, nine students from the historically black Tougaloo College walked into the all-white Jackson (Miss.) Public Library. Joseph Jackson Jr., their leader, approached the circulation desk.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tougaloo Nine were a group of African-American students at Tougaloo College who participated in civil disobedience by staging sit-ins of segregated public institutions in Mississippi in 1961.

Mississippi was considered by civil rights organizer Medgar Evers to be "too racist and violent" for lunch counter sit-ins so the public library was chosen because it was supported by both Black and White taxpayers. The students, all NAACP Youth Council members led by Joseph Jackson Jr., entered the "white" Jackson (MS) Public Library on March 27 and staged a "read in." They were told “There’s a colored library on Mill Street.... You are welcome there.” When they refused to leave, they were arrested and charged with breach of the peace for failing to leave when ordered to do so.[4] Protests followed the students' arrest.[5] Policemen with dogs attacked the protestors as they applauded the arrival of the Tougaloo Nine at the courthouse, resulting in many injuries. Medgar Evers later reflected "This act on the part of the police officials brought on greater unity in the Negro community and projected the NAACP in a position of being the accepted spokesman."

About Our Guest:
About Bernard N. Lee Jr.:
Author of "A Look Back in Time"
Bernard N. Lee, Jr. is the oldest son of a career veteran of the US Army. Together with his two sisters, Bernadine and Almaneta, and his brother, Mercer, he traveled throughout the United States and Europe during his childhood. The places he traveled, the people he met, and the stories he remembers are shared in this sequel to his memoir. These stories of a military kid in the fifties took place during his dad’s three-year tour of duty in the US Army in Germany.

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Thursday, September 6th 2018 at 2:19AM
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