New Freedom Trail marker honors Tougaloo 9 (Clarion Ledger & American Libraries)

A new Freedom Trail marker honors those who helped break down the doors of segregation in Jackson.

Nine African-American students from Tougaloo College held a "read-in" at the old Jackson Municipal Library on March 27, 1961.

When the all-white library staff told them to leave, they stayed, and when the police did the same, they didn't move.

Read more here, and read a June 2017 American Libraries story about the Tougaloo 9 and library desegregation here.