50 Years Ago: The World in 1963 – In Focus – The Atlantic

by Srikanth

50 Years Ago: The World in 1963 – In Focus – The Atlantic.

50 Years Ago: The World in 1963 - In Focus - The Atlantic

“Robert Fahsenfeldt, owner of a segregated lunchroom in the racially tense Eastern Shore community of Cambridge, Maryland, douses a white integrationist with water, on July 8, 1963. The integrationist, Edward Dickerson, was among three white and eight African American protesters who knelt on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant to sing freedom songs. A raw egg, which Fahsenfeldt had broken over Dickerson’s head moments earlier, still is visible on the back of Dickerson’s head. The protesters were later arrested.”

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