Young women carry handmade protest signs
Original Author: Unknown
Created: July 1963
Medium: Photograph

Young Women Picket a Store That Discriminates

Young women silently picket in front of Southside Sundry, a store on Farmville's Main Street that had a luncheonette that refused to serve Black customers. The student protesters carry handmade signs that urge an economic boycott of businesses that segregate: "Don't Buy Segregation" the first sign says. Southside Sundry was among the businesses targeted in the summer of 1963 during the local direct-action campaign to protest racial discrimination.