Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County was the site of several notorious laws targeting African Americans. “Peeping Tom”laws and laws against “hogging the road”were prosecuted during the Movement era. There was little NAACP activity in the county, and no African Americans were registered to vote in the 1950s. Sovereignty Commission Files held at the Mississippi Archives and History Department consistently report that few “agitators”were active during the 1950s and ’60s.

Sources:

Cagin, Seth, and Philip Dray. “We Are Not Afraid.”Nation Books: 2006. 284.

“Faces 3 Years Term For Peeping Into White Homes.”Morning Star. Sovereignty Commission Files. Mississippi Archives and History Department. http://mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/er/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd08/063940.png&otherstuff=10|19|0|1|1|1|1|63104|