Wiggins, Neomia “Sis” Lakes

NEOMIA “SIS”LAKES WIGGINS was born on September 28, 1917, near Charleston,Mississippi. She was the first African American person to register to vote in West Tallahatchie County, a move that required the police to escort her and guard her house. She worked at Sumner Elementary School, Delta Burial Corporation, Breland and Whitten Law Firm, and Head Start.

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http://www.etmctallahatchie.com/documents/drivingtour.pdf