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.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Folders (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)