Groups

SNCC of Holmes County

The SNCC was first invited into Holmes County in 1963. They immediately sent organizer John Ball to Mileston. Ball taught twenty Mileston farmers about voter registration. He taught them about the twenty-one question form, the ability to read and write, […]

SNCC, CORE, COFO of Leflore

National support to the local region that ultimately helped turned the tide toward voting equality came to Leflore County in the 1960s. The Kennedy administration created the Voter Education Project which gave support to national organizations who sent in local […]

Sharkey Underground

Newspaper published in Sharkey County beginning in the 1960s to cover civil rights issues and news.

Southern Improvement Council

Southern Improvement Council: Formed in October of 1961 in Grenada County, Mississippi by Taylor Ford, the Southern Improvement Council defended racial pride and separatism. The organization sent letters to the community of Calhoun County stating, “It’s part of God’s program that […]

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Considered one of the most integral organizations in the 1960s, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced “Snick”) functioned to offer young people a voice during the Civil Rights Movement. SNCC was founded during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) […]

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) of Issaquena

SNCC began in 1960 as an organization of students concerned with the lack of equality and social justice in the United States. SNCC organized local volunteers for protests and voter registration drives, among other things, in Issaquena County. Source: “SNCC: […]