Baskin, James

James Baskin was born in 1910 and served as Principal of Colored Schools during the Civil Rights Movement. He was […]

Chickasaw County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Davis, Walker Milan

W.M. Davis was an educator born in Okolona, Mississippi, in 1908. After graduating from Alcorn State and earning a master’s […]

Gunn, Howard E.

Gunn was a black resident of Chickasaw County who created controversy upon attempting to register to vote in the summer […]

Horn, Ted

Ted Horn was a former Sheriff of Chickasaw County who received threats from local Ku Klux Klan leaders. Sources: Sovereignty […]

Okolona College for Negroes

Established in 1902, Okolona College provided industrial education for African American men and women until funding was discontinued in 1965 […]