Groups

B.F. Ford School

African American school during segregation. Mattie Thompson School was the white school during segregation.

Benton Citizens’ Club and the Benton County Freedom Train

In addition to the remarkable work of the Freedom School, the Citizens’ Club was launched. Their main focus was to help better the lives of the black community. In regard to reaching others in the community the Citizens’ Club began […]

Black United Front

The Black United Front was a civil rights group operating out of Rankin County, MS, that sent a series of demands to businesses and the city government of Brandon, MS. The demands sent to businesses included proportionate employment of black […]