The Clarion-Ledger

The Clarion-Ledger is Jackson’s daily morning newspaper and the most widely circulated newspaper in Mississippi. For decades, the Clarion-Ledger and the now-defunct evening paper, the Jackson Daily News, were published by a family-owned company that supported segregation and transmitted to the Sovereignty Commission reports on the civil rights movement. The Clarion-Leger was purchased by the Gannett Corporation in 1982.


“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).