People

Yates, Gayle Graham

Yates was born and raised in Shubuta, Mississippi. She left for schooling and later returned to write a dynamic book about Shubuta. Yates has published several books listed below: Life and Death in a Small Southern Town: Memories of Shubuta, […]

Young, Jack

Jack Young was a self-taught civil rights attorney. Young lived in Jackson with his wife, Aurelia, and their two children. A former letter carrier, Jack Young was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1952 and became a point man in […]

Young, James

James Young was a founder and the first secretary of the Deacons for Defense and Justice. He developed bylaws and the organization’s charter. Sources: Umoja, Akinyele Omowale. “‘We Will Shoot Back’: The Natchez Model and Paramilitary Organization in the Mississippi […]

Young, James

Born and raised in Neshoba County, James Young was the only black sixth grader at Neshoba Central Elementary School in 1967. He and several other children integrated Neshoba County schools under the “Freedom of Choice Plan.”He went on to become […]

Young, James: Oral History

James Young grew up in rural Neshoba County where he and his family lived off the land. He and several other children integrated Neshoba County schools under the “Freedom of Choice Plan.” He was nine years old when the civil […]