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Civil Rights History Found in Mississippi’s Sovereignty Commission Files

The story of Birdia Keglar, murdered in Mississippi, 1965 Some of the most fascinating stories can be found in the records of the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, a spy agency that was the state’s official counter civil rights agency from 1956 to 1973. Established by an act of the Mississippi legislature on March 29, 1956, the […]

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Civil Rights Lawyer William Kunstler Liked to Shake Up Mississippi

Attorney Kunstler, Wickipedia Daughters of the late civil rights attorney, William Kunstler, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, have recently completed a documentary about their father entitled William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe which will have its world premiere screening as part of the Documentary Competition of the upcoming 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January. Mississippi’s Sovereignty […]

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Remembering Martin Luther King — in Mississippi

by Susan Klopfer Mississippi was one of the most potentially deadly spots for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to appear during the civil rights years, yet he often did so – and not without tremendous personal risk. Tougaloo College sociology professor, Hunter Bear, (Hunter Gray/Dr. John R Salter, Jr.) left his teaching job, was accused […]

The Land of Till: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

Martin Luther King Drive in Clarksdale, Miss., near the former site of Aaron Henry’s Drugstore where King and others frequently met to talk over civil rights strategies. Poster above is from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission files.by Susan Klopfer, authorWhere Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited Mississippi was one of the most potentially deadly spots for […]