Vicksburg and Port Gibson

During Reconstruction, federal troops served as occupation forces in Mississippi until 1877. During this period of time, many blacks ventured into Vicksburg to take advantage of their new freedom. Many joined the Union Army and others started their own businesses. […]

Virden Grove Baptist Church

Virden Grove is one of several churches in this community that were active in the Jackson civil rights movement and took part in various civil rights planning meetings. Many of the activities at these churches were held in secret; no […]