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Bates, Leonard

Leonard Bates was the brother-in-law of Daisy Bates, a civil rights activist and mentor to the nine students who integrated […]

Bates, Ollie S.

Ollie S. Bates was the sister-in-law of Daisy Bates, a civil rights activist and mentor to the nine students who […]

Berry, James H.

In September of 1960, the MSSC sent investigator Tom Scarbrough to visit DeSoto County‚Äôs James H. Berry, a sixty-five year […]

DeSoto County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Highway 51

On June 5, 1966, James Meredith began his “March Against Fear” to protest racism. He began in Memphis, Tennessee, and […]

Meredith’s March Against Fear

On June 5, 1966, James Meredith set out to demonstrate that Blacks could exercise freedom without the assistance of the […]

Wilson, Clarence

In August of 1960, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission placed Clarence Wilson on their list of potential agitators. He was […]