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Federal Housing Grant Controversy

In 1963, the town of Aberdeen was given a grant to build public housing with proper electricity, water and sewage […]

Freedman’s Town of Aberdeen

Aberdeen was established prior to the Civil War in 1837. During slavery, there were several free blacks that lived in […]

Integration of Evans Library

(1966-67) One of the most significant occurrences of the Civil Rights Movement in Aberdeen pertained to the public libraries in […]

Monroe County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

School Desegregation in Monroe County

(1966-67) The Amory public schools began to integrate in the 1966-67 school year. At that time, not only were the […]

The Aberdeen Examiner

The Aberdeen Examiner often took unusual stances, seemingly at the sides of the black citizens. One article, in a response […]