Jackson marks landmark library protest

One From The Chicago Sun Times on the “Greenville Eight”

They were used to being told where they couldn’t eat, play or sit. But members of the group known as the “Greenville Eight” — composed of black college and high school students, including the Rev. Jesse Jackson — refused to be denied the right to read under South Carolina’s rigid system of racial segregation.

On July 16, 1960, the group marched on the whites-only Greenville County Public Library, requesting access to books and research materials that the much-smaller “colored” library didn’t have.