White Citizens councils.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Byron De La Beckwith, Sr. Letters
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
Sam Bowers Papers
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,...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006
Citizens' Council / Civil Rights Collection
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
John T. Grantham Papers
This collection consists primarily of materials relating to desegregation in the South (especially Mississippi) and in the Methodist Church following the May 17, 1954 Brown v. Board of Education case, in which the United States Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools are inherently unequal. The materials apparently were collected by Dr. John T. Grantham, and most of them exhibit the segregationists’ perspective.
Dates: circa 1952-1973
Leflore County 1971 Sample Ballot
Leflore County Sample Ballot for State of Mississippi General Election.