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Delta Burial Association

This burial company existed in the the late ‘50’s and 60’s in Marks, MS, and became a hub of NAACP […]

Marx, Leopold

Leopold Marx was a Jewish immigrant who emigrated from Germany to avoid the draft. He settled in Mississippi and began […]

Negro Masonic Lodge

This all-back Masonic Lodge in Marks, MS, reportedly served as a headquarters for COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) civil rights […]

Negro’s Voting League of Quitman County

This local organization attempted to register more black people to vote in the ’60s. Rev. O.W. Ingram was its secretary […]

Poor People’s Campaign

(1968, 2003) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was delivering a sermon in Clarksdale in late 1967 when he was told […]

Pride, Charlie Frank

Pride was born in Sledge, Quitman County, MS, in 1938. Charlie Pride was the first African American to be a […]

Quitman County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Quitman County Development Organization, Inc.

This local organization describes its mission as “To become the premier organization in transforming the Mississippi Delta through the development […]