Events

United States of America v. Ike Brown Noxubee County Democratic Executive Committee

(2006-2007) In May 2006 in Macon, Mississippi, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was used for the first time to allege discrimination against whites. Ike Brown, head of the Democratic Party in Noxubee County, was convicted of trying to defeat […]

United States v. Mississippi (1986)

(1986) In 1983, Cynthia Fletcher filed a lawsuit against the state of Mississippi and the Simpson County School Board. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a black football coach, a black band director, and a black teacher who each […]