Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Integration, Racial ; Race question ; Relations, Race ; Race problems
Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:
Form of Material Video cassette containing a documentary film titled "How to Become Sheriff When Born Poor and Black in Segregated Mississippi."
Form of Material A video cassette of an interview with Nathan and Julia Jones of Port Gibson, Mississippi. The interview was conducted by Donald Blank in January, 2002. Mr. & Mrs. Jones were active in the NAACP, and managed a business called "Our Mart" until its closing in 2000. The interview recounts the Jones' experiences, as African Americans, growing up, living, and working in Mississippi.
Dates: January 2002
Form of Material One video cassette featuring the re-edited final version of How to Become Sheriff...When Born Poor & Black in Segregated Mississippi. The seventy-two minute film was made by Donald Blank, and features profiles of Sheriff Frank Davis, Claiborne County, MS; and Sheriff Fred Johnson, Pike County, MS. Sequences filmed in churches include gospel music.
Form of Material Original tapes containing raw footage used in production of Donald Blank's documentary films: "Standing Tall" and "How to Become Sheriff When Born Poor & Black in Segregated Mississippi". The footage is related to Port Gibson civil rights history, interviews with Mississippi black sheriffs in 2000, and a Martin Luther King Day celebration with the Alcorn State Choir. This accession contains 32 VHS tapes, 555 Sony DV-Cam tapes, 28 Fujifilm Hi-8 tapes, and 1 Betacam DUB of "Message to...
Accession — Box 5 SAFE
Form of Material Metropolitan Development Co., Inc. (Jackson, Miss.) letter advertising lots in Lake Ridgelea subdivision. Post Script: "Sale of property is restricted to persons of the wite race only…"
Dates: April 10, 1958
Abstract The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.
Dates: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995
Abstract Material from the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi, where B. Beckwith, Sr. was confined for observation in 1963, in connection with his trial for the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.
Dates: 1963; undated
Abstract Comprised of testimonials from volunteers and black residents, A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer consists of rare and historically significant footage of segregated Mississippi against a backdrop of virulent racism. Violence haunted Freedom Summer from the beginning. On June 21, one week after the first volunteers arrived for training, three activists—James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—had disappeared. The FBI conducted a massive search and found...
Scope and Contents The Theodore G. Bilbo Papers document the activities of the former Mississippi governor and United States Senator from approximately 1905-1947.This collection provides insight into the government of the state of Mississippi in the early decades of the twentieth century, as well as American culture, political climate, and governmental activities during the Great Depression and World War II. It paints a definitive portrait of one of Mississippi's most colorful and controversial...
Abstract The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies, the...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to the Citizens' Council, the Ku Klux Klan, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, other civil rights groups and related individuals. The Citizens' Council was one of over 40 pro-segregated organizations formed after the U.S. Supreme Court decision (Brown v. Board Education) May 17, 1954, which barred segregation in public schools.The first White Citizens' Council was formed in Indianola,...
Dates: 1954-1977, 1987-1992
Abstract Primary and secondary research materials related to Claiborne County, Mississippi and its county seat, Port Gibson. Claiborne County was the center of a little-known but profound demonstration and struggle during the civil rights movement resulting in the United States Supreme Court Case NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1953-2011
Abstract The Lura Gibbons Currier Papers are comprised of correspondence, newspaper articles, journal articles, reports, speeches, notes, photographs, and memorabilia gathered by Currier throughout her professional library career.
Scope and Contents The Vernon F. Dahmer Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and programs dating from 1966 to 1998, and 24 photographs taken during the fifth trial of Sam Bowers. Most of the newspaper clippings were collected by the Dahmer family between 1966 and 1986, and follow events surrounding the bombing of their home, community support after the tragedy, and the trials of those men indicted for arson, murder, and conspiracy. Other articles in the collection were published in ...
Abstract This collection contains materials related to the life and activities of P.D. East. Materials include personal papers, photographs, issues of East's The Petal Paper, a speech, and letters. This collection should be of interest to anyone researching the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
Dates: 1921 - 1992
Abstract Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights Field Secretary in Mississippi.
Abstract A group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
Dates: 1932-1995; Majority of material found within 1960-1970
Scope and Contents The FBI files contained in this collection were obtained by USM history professor, Dr. Charles Bolton, under the Freedom of Information Act. The collection consists of nearly eight thousand pages of redacted FBI files concerning the riots over integration in the Grenada, Mississippi public schools in 1966 and 1967. Also contained in these files is information about other civil rights activities, demonstrations, marches, boycotts, and meetings regarding the desegregation of both public and...
Scope and Contents This letter dated November 21, 1945 from U.S. Senator, Theodore G. Bilbo (D., Mississippi) to James D. Gautier is written on District of Columbia letterhead. Bilbo, responding to a letter written by Gautier on November 18, 1945, discusses his views concerning conscription of young soldiers and the technological and social changes brought about by WWII.Bilbo uses very colorful language to express his reasons as "one Southerner to another" why young men should not be conscripted into...
Dates: November 21, 1945