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Desegregation in Tunica County

(1960s) Before desegregation, black children attended plantation schools. The plantation schools were usually one room schools, and they only ran […]

Dulaney Jr., John

A local attorney, Mr. Dulaney was the first President and one of the founders of the local White Citizens Council. […]

Fort, Rosa

Tunica’s high school for black students. It replaced all of the former plantation schools and served 3,000 black students in […]

Grand, J.V.

Local Civil Right Leader. Sources: Sovereignty Commission Online: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/sovcom/

Grant, Joseph

According to the 1959 State Sovereignty Commission Report, Joseph Grant was a local plumber, who “attempted to organize the NAACP […]

Jackson, Jessie

In 1985 Jessie Jackson came to Tunica County, Mississippi. He proclaimed Tunica, Mississippi to be “America’s Ethiopia”because of its rank […]

Norwood, Calvin

Civil rights leader and President of the local NAACP durring civil rights era. Sources: Sovereignty Commission Online: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/sovcom/

Rosa Fort School

Tunica’s high school for black students. It replaced all of the former plantation schools and served 3,000 black students in […]

School Desegregation

Before desegregation, black children attended plantation schools. The plantation schools were usually one room schools, and they only ran for […]

Sugar Ditch

In 1985 Jessie Jackson came to Tunica County, Mississippi. He proclaimed Tunica, Mississippi, to be “America’s Ethiopia”because of its rank […]

Tucker, Pattie Sue

Pattie Sue Tucker-Tucker was a white teacher who was one of the few teachers to stay in the public school […]

Tunica County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.