In northern Mississippi, there were many offices for the Council of Federated Organizations, or COFO. COFO was an organization made up of all the civil rights and local citizenship groups in Mississippi, working together to improve conditions in Mississippi. Numerous Bentonians were a part of this organization and other organizations that made up COFO. Bentonians took pride in the improvements COFO made to the county and the school system.
My Mind Stayed on Freedom, a film by Aviva Futorian