Jones, Needham

Before integration, the schools were one of the many public facilities that were segregated. Needham Jones was the principal at the black school known as Locker High School. Even though this school was called a high school, it contained all grades, starting from kindergarten to 12th grade. The classes taught at Locker High were Math, […]

NAACP of Stone

Stone County did have a National Advancement Association of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. The NAACP chapter was located in Wiggins, MS. With all of the crucial civil rights demonstrations going on in Mississippi and surrounding states, the Wiggins chapter was moved to have some demonstrations. At the meetings, the members discussed strategies and how they […]

School Desegregation in Stone County

Education in Stone County was purely segregated. The Stone County Board of education consisted of six white males. The white schools in the district received more funding than the black schools. More classes were offered at the white schools, and the white students enjoyed newer textbooks. But this did not discourage the students and faculty […]

Segregation in Stone

(1960’s) Even though there were not many demonstrations in Stone County there was still discrimination in public facilities. Blacks could only watch the movies from the upstairs balcony of the movie theater. Other public facilities, like cafés and lounges, were also segregated. Some blacks mingled and socialized at hole in the wall juke joints and […]