Davis, Jessie James, 1941-
Jessie James Davis was a nineteen year old graduate of Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi when he was arrested for his participation in a sit-in at the Trailways bus terminal in Jackson, Mississippi on 9 July 1961. Following his arrest Davis remained active in the civil rights movement by working as a SNCC organizer during the 1960s.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)