Sanders, Franzetta

Franzetta Sanders was born on September 2, 1936 in Moss Point. In the 1960s, she was an active member in the local NAACP, working to integrate public accommodations. She was integral in bringing Head Start to the Gulf Coast, and served first as a teacher, and then as the Director of Resource Centers. Sanders sued the Moss Point School in the 1960s in order to integrate the schools.

Sources:

University of Southern Mississippi and Tougaloo College Civil Rights Documentation Project, http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/transcripts/manuscript-sanders_franzetta_w.shtml.