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Mississippi had its own spy agency — not as high.tech as NSA, but “effective.” Records on Medgar Evers and others —

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Behind the Magnolia Curtain … Mississippi and its Sovereignty Commission; precursor to NSA? Mississippi Sovereignty Commission spied on Medgar Evers. Here are a few files to get you started. Want to see more? Go to http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/for a name or file search. Remember this is “low tech” days and there will be various spellings of his […]

Use Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files to Write Your Own Fiction or Nonfiction Books, Author Susan Klopfer Says

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Adlena Hamlett: You will find her files in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission data base. Family members once loaned me this photograph of her for my book, Who Killed Emmett Till? and I’ve always appreciated their assistance. sk Have you ever wanted to write your own book? This link to files on the story of Horace […]

Civil Rights & Social Justice News: Real Civil Rights History Beats Out “The Help” and Hollywood’s Take on Mississippi

Civil Rights & Social Justice News: Real Civil Rights History Beats Out “The Help” and Hollywood’s Take on Mississippi A true script of what really went on in Mississippi during the modern civil rights era would show, for instance, that professor and social justice advocate John Salter was heavily spied on by the Mississippi Sovereignty […]

Roy Moore: FBI agent who pursued Ku Klux Klan killers

Nothing in Moore’s career could have prepared him for the challenge of protecting civil rights workers in the South. Born in Oregon in 1914, his early life was spent about as far from the Deep South as was possible for an American child. As a young man he served in the Marine Corps, before joining […]