NCC in Sharkey County

The NCC is a confederation of churches of various denominations that took part in lobbying Congress for civil rights reforms in the 1960s and ’70s. In Mississippi, the NCC created the Delta Ministry, which played an important role in the lives of Sharkey and Issaquena County activists and sharecroppers. The NCC also was active in establishing prison ministries to investigate unlawful arrests and penitentiary conditions.

Sources:

“National Council of Churches.”http://home.wlu.edu/~connerm/AfAmStudies/Contemporary%20Culture%20Project/Religion&Culture/ncc.html