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Police Chief George H. Guy poses beside the “White waiting room” sign posted outside the Greyhound bus terminal in McComb, on Nov. 2, 1961. McComb police erected the sign on public property Oct. 31, one day before a federal ruling that segregation in bus terminals must end.

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