People

Rand, Deborah

Deborah Rand, a graduate of Carleton College and a Freedom Summer 1964 Volunteer, worked in Moss Point on voter registration […]

Redmond Jr., W.R.

The Reverend W.R. Redmond, Jr., served as pastor of the Burns United Methodist Church. In 1945, he organized the Oxford […]

Reed, Annie Laurie

Reed served as a grassroots organizer and voter registration activist for Unita Blackwell during the “Freedom Summer”of 1964 and throughout […]

Rembert, Emily: Oral History

Emily Rembert is a native of McComb, Mississippi, and was young during the civil rights movement. Her mother worked at […]

Rimmer, U.S.

U.S. Rimmer was the first Black elected to a judgeship in Beat 5, Madison County. Sources: Brown-Wright, Flonzie. Looking Back […]

Rinaldi, Matthew James

Matthew James Rinaldi’s personal account of happenings in Attala County 65′-66′: “I first went to Mississippi as a civil rights […]

Ripley, Minnie

Minnie Ripley, known as “Momma Rip”in Issaquena County, was among the first symbolic black members of the Mayersville community to […]

Road, Rapp

Rapp Road is a historically black community in Albany, New York. Most of the families who live there came from […]

Robbins, Rev. William Ivory (W.I.)

Robbins began his ministerial work at age twenty-six. He served as pastor of Mt. Herman Baptist Church for twenty-seven years […]

Rogers, Bilbo

Bilbo Rodgers participated in Freedom Summer 1964 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rodgers was born in November 1924 to a […]

Rosenthal, Sam

Sam Rosenthal was the Jewish mayor of Rolling Fork, MS, county seat of Sharkey County. He served uncontested from 1924 […]

Rush, Georgia and her son Rush Jr., John Thomas

Georgia Rush and her family were members of Mt. Zion United Methodist church. Mrs. Rush and her son, J.T., attended […]

Russell, Irwin

Irwin Russell (1853- 1879) was the author of “Christman Night in the Quarters”and other poems. He won fame with his […]