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Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Forks of the Road

Forks of the Road is the site of the second largest slave market in the U.S., with New Orleans having […]

Jackson, James

James Jackson was a local barber and leader of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, a paramilitary group founded to […]

Mackel, Audley Maurice

Audley Maurice Mackel was a prominent dentist from Natchez who resurrected the Natchez chapter of the NAACP in the spring […]

Metcalf, George and Jackson, Wharlest

George Metcalf and Wharlest Jackson both worked at the Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company and both were active members of […]

Natchez Deacons for Defense and Justice

The Natchez Deacons for Defense and Justice was a militant group founded after the attacks on George Metcalf and Wharlest […]

Natchez Women of the NAACP

A group of women from the Natchez NAACP organized to influence other black women suspected of being informers to white […]

Rose Hill Baptist Church

Rose Hill Baptist Church is Mississippi’s oldest African-American Baptist congregation, dating back to the 1830s. It is also where leaders […]

Stokes, James

James Stokes was a founder and spokesman for the Deacons for Defense and Justice. Sources: Umoja, Akinyele Omowale. “‘We Will […]

The Movement in Natchez – Narrative Timeline

Spring, 1940 — Audley Maurice Mackel, a dentist from Natchez resurrects the Natchez chapter of the NAACP by collecting enough […]

White, Ben Chester

Ben Chester White was the caretaker of the Carter family farm off Liberty Road in Natchez his entire life and […]

Young, James

James Young was a founder and the first secretary of the Deacons for Defense and Justice. He developed bylaws and […]