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Frazier, Johnny

Biography:

Greenville, Mississippi native and then president of the NAACP Mississippi Youth Council, Johnny Frazier suffered a beating at the hands of police on August 27, 1960 after his attempt to desegregate a Winona bus station. Frazier attempted to gain admittance to the University of Southern Mississippi during the 1960s, but was denied entrance on several occasions. Instead, he attended Tougaloo College.

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