Bellflower Baptist Church

Headquarters for the movement where many of the rallies were held. It is the third oldest black Baptist Church in […]

Chat and Chew Cafe

Federal voter registrars opened an office here to register black voters. Voter rallies were held outside of the cafe. During […]

Cottonreader, R.B.

R.B. Cottonreader was a member of SCLC who worked across the South, including in Grenada. Source:


As part of the open city campaign, protest marches were conducted, ending at the town square. During the first march […]

Freelon-Foster, Dianna

Mrs. Foster was 16 years old when the Meredith March came through Grenada. She was also one of the students […]

Grenada County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Grenada County Freedom Movement (GCFM)

The Grenada County Freedom Movement, founded in 1966 and affiliated with SCLC, was the primary civil rights organization which led […]

Grenada County Schools

The first day of school was postponed multiple times by whites trying to delay the integration. Four hundred and fifty […]

Grenada Public Schools Riot

Black children were admitted to Grenada Public Schools for the first time in 1966. The white townspeople rioted violently, gathering […]

Hartford, Bruce

Bruce Hartford was a member of SCLC who participated in the March Against Fear and worked in Grenada. Source:

Highway 51

Meredith Mississippi March Against Fear came through Grenada via Highway 51 on June 15, 1966. A voter rally was held […]

Knott, Winters

Winters Knott was a black civil rights worker in Grenada.  He was arrested on October 28, 1966, with a group […]

March Against Fear

The March Against Fear, begun by James Meredith and continued by Stokely Carmichael, Dr. Martin Luther King, and others, arrived […]

Movie Theatre

On June 23, a group of students was arrested after they attempted to buy tickets for the white section of […]

Wright, Major

Major Wright was a member of SCLC who worked in Grenada. On October 24, 1967, he was arrested after a […]