Cromwell, Oliver

Oliver Cromwell was a primary organizer and leader of the Colored Farmers’ Alliance in Leflore County, MS. The Colored Farmers’ […]

Emmett Till’s Murder in Money

On August 24, 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting relatives in Mississippi, went with a group of other […]

End of the Federal Food Program

In October, 1962, the white county board of supervisors cut off a federal food program, a program that gave 27,000 […]

Greenwood (Leflore County)

Frank R Parker in his book Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965 describes Greenwood, the county seat […]

Jordan, Cleve; Block, Sam; Bevel, James; and Moore, Amzie

Cleve Jordan of Greenwood, Sam Block and others like James Bevel of Itta Bena, Amzie Moore of Cleveland and Fannie […]

Leflore County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Leflore County Massacre

After the success of the all-white Southern Farmers’ Alliance, a group that organized white farmers and farm workers in numbers […]

Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is one of three state public historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the State of […]

NAACP of Leflore County

Leflore County was where early local civil rights efforts met the national movement. This collision caused conflict early in the […]

SNCC, CORE, COFO of Leflore

National support to the local region that ultimately helped turned the tide toward voting equality came to Leflore County in […]

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Considered one of the most integral organizations in the 1960s, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced “Snick”) functioned to […]