The Southern Courier Vol. I, No. 29 article titled "SNCC's Picket Appeals to Kids". BY Robin Reisig.
BESSEMER, Ala.--"We heard people in the community complaining--they're asked to go around to the 'colored' side," said Johnny Jackson, SNCC state
project director. "People said they want the store out of the black community. SNCC is here to get It out by any means necessary."
So on Wednesday, Theophilus Smith (SNCC's Jefferson County project director),Jackson, and three Bessemer men were picketing outside Lorene's Cafe. They were asking for removal of the 'colored' entrance, or removal of the store.
About a dozen children from nearby buildings soon joined them, as several dozen more children and teen-agers looked on...."