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Bates, Fred

Mr. Fred Bates was very active in the McComb Movement, especially at the time of the 1961 black school student […]

Bennett, Izeal: Oral History

Izeal Bennett, a native of Mississippi, lived in a home with thirteen siblings, his mother, and his father. His father […]

Black History Gallery Inc

This gallery was started by Ms. Hilda Casin, and admission is free. It houses a variety of African and African-American […]

Bryant, C.C.

NAACP stalwart C.C. Bryant and his wife, Emogene, have lived in the same home for more than fifty years. Bryant’s […]

Burglund Senior High School

In 1961, 15-year-old Burglund student Brenda Travis along with 20-year-olds Ike Lewis and Bobbie Talbert were arrested and jailed for […]

Burglund Supermarket and Masonic Temple

The Burglund Supermarket was joint business venture established in the 1950s by local black businessmen, Mr. G.W. Martin, Mr. Pete […]

Campbell, Janie Magee: Oral History

Born in Summit, MS, near McComb, JANIE MAGEE CAMPBELL became a part of history when she and about 300 other […]

Chesser, Dorothy Scott: Oral History

Raised in Amite County, Dorothy Scott Chesser talks about her life growing up and the difficulties inherent in being non-white […]

Corstarphen, Lillie: Oral History

Lillie Corstarphen grew up in the rural area of Pike County on a farm with her family. She grew up […]

Dunagin, Charles: Oral History

Charles Dunagin was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His father served in WW II, and his mother was a nurse who […]

Emmerich, J. Oliver

J. OLIVER EMMERICH was born in New Orleans in 1896 and grew up in McComb, MS. He graduated from Mississippi […]

Flower Mount Baptist Church

On the third Sunday in June of 1870 sixty-five African Americans met under the brush arbor to organize a church. […]

Greyhound Bus Station

The McComb Greyhound Bus Station is remembered by Movement people as a place of violence and vicious attacks on black […]

Harris, Thomas: Oral History

Thomas Harris is a native of McComb, Mississippi and has seen McComb change over the years. He grew up with […]

Martin, Joe: Oral History

Joe Martin was a native of Pike County, Mississippi. He was very involved with race relations in his community. One […]

Mayer, Dr. William: Oral History

Dr. William Mayer is a physician in McComb, Mississippi, who has lived in the town for over 60 years. He […]

McComb

McComb, Mississippi, was one of the main battlegrounds for the struggle for civil rights in the United States. The 1950s […]

McComb City Hall

The student walkout from Burglund High School ended at the steps of City Hall by the Broadway entrance, where 116 […]

McDew, Charles “Chuck”: Oral History

Charles “Chuck” McDew participated in the civil rights movement in many parts of the American South, including Mississippi. He was […]

McGee, Joyce: Oral History

Joyce McGee talks about her education at Burglund High School and race relations in McComb while growing up. She speaks […]

Monley, Queene Campbell: Oral History

While not heavily involved with the Civil Rights Movement, Queene Campbell Monley was there to witness her sister’s treatment as […]

Moses, Robert “Bob”

Robert Moses was born in 1935 and was a major contributor towards the fight towards social equity for all, becoming […]

Nicholas, Jessie Divens: Oral History

Jessie Divens Nicholas is a native of McComb, Mississippi. She grew up with her three siblings and her mother. Her […]

Noble Cleaners

The entire Nobles family was active throughout the McComb Movement. Mr. Ernest Nobles’s establishment was one of the most active […]

Owens, Webb and Dock

The Owens family’s interest in Civil Rights was well known throughout McComb. Mrs. Beulah Owens was secretary of the McComb […]

Pike – Documents

McComb Daily Journal 9.19.1935

Pike County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Quin, Alyene

Mrs. Alyene Quin, or Mama Quin, as she was affectionately called by SNCC workers, owned a small business establishment on […]

Rembert, Emily: Oral History

Emily Rembert is a native of McComb, Mississippi, and was young during the civil rights movement. Her mother worked at […]

Society Hill Missionary Baptist Church

Society Hill has a history of activism, with Rev. Ed Taylor as pastor and C.C. Bryant as deacon. The church […]

St. Paul United Methodist

St. Paul United Methodist Church was the first church in McComb to open its doors to the McComb Movement. Beginning […]

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 […]

Summit Street District

The Summit Street District was a vibrant area of African-American businesses. It included the Lyric Theatre, whose building housed Holmes […]

The Freedom House Complex

The SNCC Workers Freedom House Complex was a trio of houses on Wall and Denwiddie Streets owned by Mrs. Willie […]