Groups

Delta Burial Association

This burial company existed in the the late ‘50’s and 60’s in Marks, MS, and became a hub of NAACP anti-segregation activity. The Sovereignty Commission reported that every associated member of the company was a “subversive”. Sources: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, […]

Delta Ministry

The Delta Ministry was formed by the NCC (National Council of Churches) in 1964 to hold grassroots training sessions for sharecroppers on the importance of voting, political activism, and community communication. In Sharkey County and throughout the Delta, the Delta […]

Delta Ministry in Issaquena Co.

The Delta Ministry was formed by the NCC in 1964 to hold grassroots training sessions for sharecroppers on the importance of voting, political activism, and community communication. In Issaquena County and throughout the Delta, the Delta Ministry fought for the […]

Delta Ministry in Sharkey Co.

The Delta Ministry was formed by the NCC (National Council of Churches) in 1964 to hold grassroots training sessions for sharecroppers on the importance of voting, political activism, and community communication. In Sharkey County and throughout the Delta, the Delta […]

Delta Ministry in Washington Co.

The Delta Ministry was a Greenville-based group that provided emergency assistance, counseling, advocacy and other services for the poor blacks and those whites who began to see that they too are victims of an unjust system in the Mississippi Delta. […]