Howard History

May 14, 2006

1962: Confronting Jim Crow

Sit-in demonstrators tested segregated restaurants in Ellicott City on May 12, 1962, receiving service at one of about 10 restaurants they tried. The demonstration took place as re-enactors not far away celebrated the centennial of the raid on Ellicott's Mills during the Civil War. "Townspeople, some of whom wore Confederate hats and pins, were generally quiet as they watched 20 Negro and white demonstrators," a Sun article stated. "Twenty-five state police troopers patrolled Main Street, assisting the Howard County police force

The Sun, May 13, 1962

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