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Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Activists

October 10, 2020

Photographing Civil Rights Movement Activists in Dangerous Times Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Activists Harvey Richards’ photographs of Mississippi civil rights movement activists were taken during two filming trips that he made to Mississippi in the dangerous years of 1963 and 1964.  He drove there in his station wagon with California […]

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Mississippi Freedom Trail monument to include this photo

October 10, 2020

The state of Mississippi is building monuments to mark the Mississippi Freedom Trail that led to the end of segregation in Mississippi.  Amzie Moore will be part of the Freedom Trail to honor his leadership in the civil rights movement.  The photo shown in this post will be included on […]

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Freedom Bound (1963) Video

April 1, 2015

Freedom Bound contains unique footage of share croppers and voter registration activists telling their stories of heroism and hardship encountered in their fight to gain the right to vote in segregated Mississippi in 1963. Fannie Lou Hamer tells her story of being evicted from the Marlow plantation where she had […]

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