Economic Coercion in Benton County

(1960s) Following the church burnings, many were frightened because they feared for their lives as well as their jobs. It was said that if anyone was found attending meetings or associating with civil rights workers or organizations such as COFO, […]

Emmett Till’s Murder in Money

On August 24, 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy visiting relatives in Mississippi, went with a group of other children to the Bryant’s Grocery and Meat Market in Money, Mississippi, to get refreshments after a hot Mississippi day. The […]

End of the Federal Food Program

In October, 1962, the white county board of supervisors cut off a federal food program, a program that gave 27,000 people in the county, a large part of them black, aid on which to survive. The supervisors were probably reacting […]