Mississippi Civil Rights

By : Sonia Cabral

Facts

* Mississippi led the South in an extraordinary battle to maintain racial segregation.

*Mississippi occupies a distinct and dramatic place in the history of Americas civil rights movement.

More Facts

Fact

*In the south was more resistant to the struggle for the black equality. No place was more violent.

Even more facts

As historian David Oshinsly writes: "the codes of honor and vengeance, the effects of poverty, ignorance, and isolation had all left their bloody mark.