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Annie Devine: June 1965, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0036
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in 1912 in Mobile, Alabama and raised in Canton, Mississippi, Annie Devine worked for the black-owned Security Life Insurance Company before she became involved in the civil rights movement. In ... More


The Holmes County Community Center, November 1964–January 1965

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the first months of the Holmes County Community Center at Mileston. The retired county worker Daisey Lewis took over the center's management and regular civil rights organizing ... More


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