Flonzie (Goodloe) Brown-Wright
Her voter registration test included defining “Habeas Corpus” ... Read more.
Hazel Brannon Smith
This newspaper owner and journalist faced firebombs and economic ruin when she exposed the truth about racism. ... Read more.
Mae Bertha Carter
This mother of 13 faced bullets to get her children a good education. ... Read more.
Gloria Carter Dickerson
She thought she would make friends when she and her brothers and sisters integrated the all white high school. ... Read more.
Victoria Gray Adams
She moved away from Mississippi and saw how life could be for African Americans… and returned to fight for equal right ... Read more.
When this white Southerner fought for equal rights, her family disowned her. ... Read more.
Fannie Lou Hamer
President Johnson interrupted this sharecropper’s telecast to stop the country from hearing her powerful message. ... Read more.
A civil rights pioneer who started trying to register to vote in 1937 and succeeded 25 years later. ... Read more.
Joan Trumpauer Mulholland
A white Southerner who supported integration by enrolling at a black university. ... Read more.
A sharecropper who was elected Mississippi’s first black woman mayor. ... Read more.
She was the inspiration for Frances McDormand’s character in the movie, Mississippi Burning. ... Read more.