Mississippi Free Press

The Mississippi Free Press, a four-page social and civil rights weekly newspaper, was written by Medgar Evers and John Salter, among others, and later edited by Henry J. Kirksey in Hinds County. The Free Press was printed in Holmes County by Mrs. Hazel Brannon Smith and shipped to Jackson for distribution. Police often harassed newsboys who sold the paper.

Sources:

“Civil Rights Driving Tour of Hinds County”produced by the Associated Press, Tougaloo College, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the Mississippi Development Authority (Tourism Division).