Spies of Mississippi

Spies of Mississippi

Streaming Video - 2014
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View the story of a secret spy agency formed during the 1950s and 60s by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain white supremacy. Over a decade, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission employed a network of investigators and informants, including African Americans, to help infiltrate the NAACP, CORE and SNCC. They were granted broad powers to investigate private citizens and organizations, keep secret files, make arrests and compel testimony. The program tracks the commission's hidden role in important chapters of the civil rights movement, including the integration of the University of Mississippi, the trial of Medgar Evers and the KKK murders of three civil rights workers in 1964.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS, 2014.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) :,sd., col.
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C20T11 Feb 17, 2016

Terrific Documentary.!
It's Funny how Our 1st Black President could have Helped Racial Tensions & Everything Dr. King & other Worked for but instead Obama made things Worse to Divide Our Country. It's A Shame & Dr. King & Medgar Evers must be
Spinning in their Graves.!

real_thing Feb 01, 2016

This is are history. Racial discrimmunation

NewYorkViews Mar 19, 2015

This was quite an interesting documentary. I had not read the book. There was much in this documentary, but what was not explained fully was how Mississippi prevented the African-American communities from upgrading the black school system there in the 1950s through mid-1960s, and why the African-American school system was not endorsed more by the NAACP and other civil rights leaders as a viable alternative to African-American students instead of them having to go to integrated schools where many of the whites were supposedly racist (or rather did not want African-Americans to learn because they wanted to still enslave African-Americans). The question--too little too late on Mississippi's 1960s serious human rights issues for some African-Americans who gave up hope and turn-coated, or committed crimes? I did not see the answer to this in this documentary.

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