No part of the country was more resistant to the pursuit of racial equality than Mississippi. For decades, it fought bitterly to maintain white supremacy at all costs. Remarkably although the state was rife with violence and murder, Mississippi served as a platform for movement mobilization and participation. The “Mississippi Civil Rights Project” offers a basic, skeletal history of the struggle for freedom in each of Mississippi's 82 counties. Through historical narratives, documents and a set of oral histories, the site chronicles both the extraordinary efforts of local people who organized to combat the entrenched system of Jim Crow segregation, as well as the complex network of white resistance that tried to maintain it. This is an ongoing project so data and documents will be added as they become available. As the project develops, this site will enable teachers and students to expand these histories, through local research.