Police brutality in Winona Jail

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Movement activists from the Delta returning from Citizenship School training in South Carolina are brutally beaten by law enforcement in the Winona, MS jail after they attempt to eat at the bus depot’s white lunch counter. Among the group are three local teenagers, SCLC organizer Annell Ponder, SNCC field secretary Lawrence Guyot, and former sharecropper and voting rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer, who suffers permanent damage from the attack. The incident draws national public attention to the campaign for voting rights. Learn more.