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Race-Haunted Mississippi

Race-Haunted Mississippi

Chapter:
(p.6) Chapter 1 Race-Haunted Mississippi
Source:
Count Them One by One
Author(s):
Gordon A. Martin
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the history of race discrimination in Forrest County, Mississippi. The discussions include the early efforts of fifteen brave black men to overturn an illegal pattern of discrimination by a Forrest County registrar; and the establishment of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission on March 29, 1956, which gathered information on civil rights activists, real and imagined, investigated meetings and other activities, and made plans to subvert them.

Keywords:   civil rights activists, black men, Forrest County, race discrimination, Mississippi

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