1. Jessie Divens Nicholas gives details surrounding the Burglund High School Walkout. She aslo reflects on mother's spirit and fearlessness.
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  2. Jessie Divens Nicholas tells about the event that led to the Burglund High School Walkout in 1961. She talks about being forced to go to school in Jackson. She also gives account of Freedom Summer (1964). She calls it, "The Summer dedicated to education among other things."
    07/27/04

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  3. Jessie Divens Nicholas begins her interview with the joy she experienced in her childhood in McComb, Mississippi. She talks about her family, and how she was raised in the church. She goes on to discuss her interaction with Robert 'Bob' Moses. She talks about the Burglund High School Walkout and the effects of integration on the African-American community.
    07/27/04

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  4. Monley describes coming across the last of the Burglund Senior High School walkout in search of her sister who had been transferred to the county jail for participating in the walkout. 06/21/06.

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  5. Janie talks about her experience of being jailed after the Burglund High School walkout and her treatment during her time in jail. 06/21/06.

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Burglund High School Walkout

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In 1961, 15-year-old Burglund student Brenda Travis along with 20-year-olds Ike Lewis and Bobbie Talbert were arrested and jailed for participating in a sit-in demonstration at the Greyhound bus terminal. The school's principal, Mr. Commodore Dewey Higgins,…


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In 1961, 15-year-old Burglund student Brenda Travis along with 20-year-olds Ike Lewis and Bobbie Talbert were arrested and jailed for participating in a sit-in demonstration at the Greyhound bus terminal. The school's principal, Mr. Commodore Dewey Higgins, suspended Brenda Travis for her arrest, prompting students to request an explanation of his actions. Mr. Higgin's lack of response led to the October 4 walkout by about 300 Burglund High School students.

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