People

Lafayette, Bernard: Oral History

Bernard Lafayette participated in the Freedom Rides in 1961.

Lee, Herbert

Herbert Lee, a farmer and the father of nine children, was a charter member of Amite County’s NAACP branch. He remained openly active even after Sheriff E.L. Caston raided the chapter’s membership list and records in 1954. After Robert “Bob” […]

Lee, Rev. George and Courts, Gus

“Pray not for your mom and pop, they’ve gone to heaven. Pray you can make it through this hell.” -Rev. George Lee, Annual meeting for the Regional Council of Negro Leadership Born in 1904, George W. Lee grew up in […]

Lee, Reverend Clay F.: Oral History

Laurel, MS native Reverend Clay F. Lee discusses his introduction and rise into religion and clergymen of Mississippi. Upon the murders of the three civil rights workers, he talks about to what extent it affected his preaching. Lee mentions incidents […]

Lewis, John: Oral History

United States Representative John Lewis participated in the Freedom Rides in 1961. He speaks about the importance of nonviolence and public image for civil rights demonstrations. In the second clip, Lewis describes the violence in Montgomery. The video excerpts come […]

Lightfoot, Horace L.

Horace Lightfoot lived from 1927 to 1976. He was a tradesman, businessman, and public servant. He was a native of neighboring Claiborne County. He received his education at local schools and Alcorn A&M College. In 1960, he became the first […]

Lindsey, Solomon

Solomon was born on September 1, 1878 in Canton. He received vocational training at Tuskegee, Alabama, and Piney Woods Country Life School. Solomon eventually became the owner of a 700-acre farm. Sixteen families- comprised of 120 men, women, and children- […]

Little, Jerome G.: Oral History

JEROME G. LITTLE was born in 1952 in Sumner, Mississippi. After serving in the Marine Corps from 1974 to 1977, he pushed for water rights for his family and community members of the Goose Pond subdivision in Webb. Mr. Little […]

Logan, A.M.E.

Mrs. Logan housed and fed many civil rights workers and was a founding member of Woman Power Unlimited. As the official hospitality person for the NAACP, she greeted and provided rides for many civil rights workers and coordinated meals for […]

Love, R.S.

Constable during the 1964 Voter Registration Movement in Covington County. Known for constantly harassing blacks by ticketing them and sending them to jail. Sources: http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/transcripts/manuscript-mclaurin_griffin.shtml