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@ Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission

Description

Records collected by the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission on several individuals and situations throughout the state. Highlights include articles about the death of Reverend H. H. Hume, an African American minister and supporter of the Sovereignty Commission; articles about Rathel Anderson, an African American man who tried to get service at a Jackson coffee shop and left and was arrested when denied service; articles about a state supreme court ruling in a case where racial bias was introduced to the jury; a letter and statement about segregation in bus service in Gulfport; an an article about a prank inviting African Americans to a white Episcopal church in Jackson.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Record Contributed By

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Record Harvested From

Digital Library of Georgia