Groups

NAACP of Lafayette County

Nathan Hodges, Jr. and others founded the Oxford-Lafayette County branch of the NAACP in 1952 at Second Baptist Church originally under the title of the Lafayette County Improvement Club. The first elected president was Mrs. Mabel McCune. In 1980, they […]

NAACP of Leflore County

Leflore County was where early local civil rights efforts met the national movement. This collision caused conflict early in the Civil Rights Movement. Payne describes how in the 1950’s, efforts by the black community to start a local chapter of […]

NAACP of Stone

Stone County did have a National Advancement Association of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. The NAACP chapter was located in Wiggins, MS. With all of the crucial civil rights demonstrations going on in Mississippi and surrounding states, the Wiggins chapter was […]

NCC in Issaquena County

The NCC is a confederation of churches of various denominations that took part in lobbying Congress for civil rights reforms in the 1960s and ’70s. In Mississippi, the NCC created the Delta Ministry, which played an important role in the […]

NCC in Sharkey County

The NCC is a confederation of churches of various denominations that took part in lobbying Congress for civil rights reforms in the 1960s and ’70s. In Mississippi, the NCC created the Delta Ministry, which played an important role in the […]

Nanih Waiya Indian Mennonite Church

Nanih Waiya Indian Mennonite Church was a congregation of Choctaw Mennonites in Neshoba County that suffered three bombings between September 1964 and December 1966.  The bombings took place against the backdrop of the Freedom Summer murders of James Chaney, Andrew […]

Natchez Deacons for Defense and Justice

The Natchez Deacons for Defense and Justice was a militant group founded after the attacks on George Metcalf and Wharlest Jackson and other acts of violence against the black community, many of which were perpetrated by the Klan, with the […]

Natchez Women of the NAACP

A group of women from the Natchez NAACP organized to influence other black women suspected of being informers to white business leaders during the boycott. This work made all community members accountable to the efforts of the Natchez movement. Sources: […]

Negro’s Voting League of Quitman County

This local organization attempted to register more black people to vote in the ’60s. Rev. O.W. Ingram was its secretary and treasurer. Sources: Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Noble Cleaners

The entire Nobles family was active throughout the McComb Movement. Mr. Ernest Nobles’s establishment was one of the most active gathering places for SNCC workers. He opened his business to the Movement and assisted workers by transporting them, allowing them […]