Quitman – Organizations

Negro’s Voting League of Quitman County

This local organization attempted to register more black people to vote in the ’60s. Rev. O.W. Ingram was its secretary and treasurer.

Sources:
Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Delta Burial Association

This burial company existed in the the late ‘50’s and 60’s in Marks, MS, and became a hub of NAACP anti-segregation activity. The Sovereignty Commission reported that every associated member of the company was a “subversive”.

Sources:
Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Quitman County Development Organization, Inc.

This local organization describes its mission as “To become the premier organization in transforming the Mississippi Delta through the development of self-help strategies that will impact the economic and social well being of the region.”

Sources:
Quitman County Development Organization