Freedom City

About twelve miles south of Greenville in Swiftwater, Mississippi, is where “Freedom City”was set up. This area consisted of twenty-one ready built houses constructed to house displaced African-Americans who were fired from farm jobs in three area counties. The 400 acre plot also had crops growing where the displaced people could work for wages.

Sources:

Newman, Mark. “Divine Agitators: The Delta Ministry and Civil Rights in Mississippi.”University of Georgia Press: 2004.