Rev. Larry Goodine is the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Booneville, MS in Prentiss County. He is a noted civil rights speaker, having spoken at Committee for King events, and has helped in voter registration campaigns in Mississippi. […]
Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.
In 1966, black children in first grade started to be transferred into white schools, at the approval of the Prentiss County Board of Education. Source: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Robert Swinney was the first black alderman to be elected in Prentiss County. Sources:Prentiss County, Mississippi: history and families. Limited ed. Paducah, Ky.: Turner Pub. Co., 2002. Print.
On August 6, 1961, Alfonzo Wilson refused to sit at the back of the bus as was customary for black riders. He was arrested after a scuffle with a police officer who was called to force him to move to […]