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. Sources: http://committeeforking.com/history.php http://djournal.com/news/clergy-volunteers-get-out-the-vote/
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 the back. Source: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files, Mississippi Department of Archives and History