White Citizens councils.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.