The Thompson Sisters and Their Involvement in NAACP and CORE Between 1959-1960, Alice, Jean, and Shirley Thompson, became members of the Youth Council of the New Orleans branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) . The Thompson Sisters, as they are famously known, soon sought more direct action and in 1960 joined the… Continue reading The Thompson Sisters (Alice, Jean, and Shirley)
Rev. Francis Joseph Atlas, Sr. was denied the right to register to vote even though as a land owner he was made to pay poll taxes. His life would be forever changed on September 27, 1960.