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Beckwith, Byron De La

Medgar Evers was killed on June 12, 1963, and in 1994, some thirty years later, Byron De La Beckwith was […]

Carroll County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Carrollton Courthouse Massacre

(1886) In February of 1886, Ed and Charley Brown, who were both part Indian and part African-American, were delivering molasses […]

Desegregation in Carroll

(1965) Until 1965, Carroll County maintained separate schools for white students and African-American students. In Carrollton, the white students attended […]

George, James Zacharian (J.Z.)

One of Carroll County’s most prominent citizens was James Zacharian (J.Z.) George. George fought both in the Mexican War and […]

Goldsby v. Harpole

(1954) Another concern about the disenfranchisement of African-American citizens was their exclusion from serving on juries. Bryant Nelms and his […]

Spencer, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Spencer was born in Carrollton, Mississippi on July 19, 1921. In 1953, Spencer went to Italy on a Guggenheim […]

Voter Registration in Carroll

(1960’s) The Voting Rights Act worked to counteract the harsh requirements of Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution. In The Voting Rights Act:the […]