Head Start Schools of Neshoba County

Head Start is a pre-school program for disadvantaged children that grew out of the civil rights movement. It was funded by President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty program in the late 1960s. There were several Head Start centers located in black churches throughout Neshoba County. Now, all of the Head Start centers are consolidated at the Carver Avenue location.

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Sources:

Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.http://www.neshobajustice.com/documents/RootsofStruggle.pdf