Holmes County churches did not play a significant role in the Holmes County Movement at first. On the national level, churches often provided leadership, an organized following, a financial base, communication networks, meeting places, and an ideological framework. However, in Holmes County, ministers and congregations were reluctant to become involved in the movement.
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.