Leake

Hudson, Winson

Winson Hudson was born on November 17, 1916, in Harmony, Mississippi, a rural town in the Leake County. Winson spent much of her life striving to improve local health care and early childhood education services in Leake County. In 1963 Winson helped instigate a Justice Department investigation that toppled the state literacy requirement that had […]

Hudson, Dovie

Winson Hudson’s sister Dovie was also very active in the pursuit for civil rights. In 1963 Winson and Dovie collaborated efforts with the influential civil rights leader Medgar Evers to establish the Leake County chapter of the NAACP. One of Winson and Dovie’s greatest achievements in the fight for equality occurred in 1964 when they […]