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Poster, printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks.  Courtesy, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

Poster, printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks. Courtesy, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

Mississippi: A Place Apart  During the era of Jim Crow segregation, Mississippi represented the extremes of the South. This NPR Radioworks audio program touches on the murky race history of the Magnolia State that led to the Meredith riots, its aftermath in US history. Very informative and detailed.

State of Siege: Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement - American RadioWorks

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Sylvester Magee (1841-1971) The man who lived 130 years

Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old . He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery.

Affidavit by George Wallace regarding his refusal to turn over voting records from Barbour and Bullock Counties to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

Affidavit by George Wallace regarding his refusal to turn over voting records from Barbour and Bullock Counties to the U. Civil Rights Commission.

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TODAY IN CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY: Juneteenth (1865) & the Senate passes the Civil Rights Act (1964)

People without a Movement. Juneteenth & the Senate passes the Civil Rights Act

A young usher (far right), stands solemnly with religious, civil rights and labor leaders in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the National Anthem: (from left) Whitney Young Jr., Director of the National Urban League; Martin Luther King Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Walter Reuther, President of the UAW;  Eugene Carson Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the United Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, 1963.

Photo Slideshow: Civil rights and March on Washington

A young usher (far right), stands solemnly with religious, civil rights and labor leaders in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the National Anthem: (from left) Whitney Young Jr., Director of the National Urban League; Martin Luther King Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Walter Reuther, President of the UAW; Eugene Carson Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the United Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, 1963.

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: NAACP – “Do Not Buy At Woolworth and Kress” (1960) « THESE AMERICANS | T.A.

CALIFORNIA COLLECTION: NAACP – “Do Not Buy At Woolworth and Kress” (1960) « THESE AMERICANS | T.A.

Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement

Facing Freedom-politics these heroines-of-civil-rights-movement; Ella Baker, Joann-Gibson-Robinson, -Vivian Malone-jones pushed the agenda.

Edgar Daniel Nixon, an Alabama Icon Date:  Wed, 1899-07-12 *Edgar D. Nixon was born on this date in 1899. He was an African American civil rights leader and union organizer.

Edgar Daniel Nixon, an Alabama Icon Date: Wed, *Edgar D. Nixon was born on this date in He was an African American civil rights leader and union organizer. He was one of the leaders behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott.