Carnegie, Alma Mitchell

Alma Mitchell Carnegie was a spirited 66 year-old from Mileston. In 1963, she and her 76 year-old husband Charlie were […]

Churches of Holmes

Holmes County churches did not play a significant role in the Holmes County Movement at first. On the national level, […]

Holmes County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Holmes Courthouse

The Holmes County Courthouse was the sight of the first attempt to register to vote in Holmes County by fourteen […]

Holmes Significant Events Timeline

March 1963- Mileston farmers invited SNCC to begin work in Holmes County. April 1963- Fourteen Mileston residents attempted to register […]

Johnson, Bernice Montgomery

Mrs. Bernice Montgomery Johnson was called the teacher of the movement. She was the only schoolteacher from Holmes County who […]

McLaurin, Griffin

Political organizer who assisted Robert Clark in his run for the State Legislature in Holmes County. Elected Constable of Beat […]

Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party of Holmes

Inspired by Ella Baker and Bob Moses, Holmes County sought to develop an organization owned by local people that could […]

Mitchell, Ozell

Ozell Mitchell, an independent farmer at Mileston, was 58 in 1962, when he and friend Ben Square drove the 30 […]

Russell, Rev. J.J. and Russell, Erma

Reverend J.J. and Mrs. Erma Russell were considered to be at the forefront of the movement in Holmes County. They […]

SNCC of Holmes County

The SNCC was first invited into Holmes County in 1963. They immediately sent organizer John Ball to Mileston. Ball taught […]

Turnbow, Hartman

Hartman Turnbow, along with Amzie Moore, first invited SNCC to send organizers into Mississippi to fight for voting rights. Turnbow […]