after month, she resisted the moves to have her ejected. She spurned
financial and career inducements from the authorities, whilst her quality
of life rapidly deteriorated. Utilities were cut off and food had to
be brought in by supporters and well wishers. Eventually, on January
14th 1988 she was given notice to quit.
the notice period, sheriff deputies forcibly threw out Jacqueline onto
the street. Local neighbors supported her cause and brought food and
clothing. Ms Cornelia Crenshaw, a stalwart civil rights campaigner from
the 1950's, supported her up to her death in 1994. Ms. Crenshaw recognized
in Jacqueline, some of the qualities she saw in Dr. King when she rallied
his support for the Sanitation workers in Memphis in 1968. She too joined
Jacqueline and campaigned tirelessly for fair treatment for the underprivileged
for the rest of her days.