Carnegie, Alma Mitchell

Alma Mitchell Carnegie was a spirited 66 year-old from Mileston. In 1963, she and her 76 year-old husband Charlie were the oldest of the “First 14″to register to vote. For decades she’d participated in civil rights movement meetings around Mississippi, hiding1930s farm worker organizers and SNCC workers in her home.

Sources:

Youth of the Rural Organizing and Cultural Center. Minds Stayed on Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Rural South, an Oral History. Boulder: West View Press, 1991.

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