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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 […]

Don’t ever discount the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

I remember when I first started looking at Sovereignty Commission records. I read a quote, calling the investigators “keystone cops”, back when the records were first made public. Reporters had done a quick look through records of prominent people and most likely, because many records had already been pulled and kept away from public view, […]

General Information on Using Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files

General Information on the Mississippi Sovereignty Files can be found here http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/generalinfoscweb.php To conduct a search, go to this link http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/