Clarion-Ledger Civil Rights Timeline
This timeline extends from 1951 into the 21st century with information on civil rights cases brought to justice years after they occurred. Produced by Jackson, Mississippi’s daily newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, it includes biographies of slain civil rights figures.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History site allows you to search its archives, including the records of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the state’s counter civil rights agency from 1956-1973.
Mississippi Development Authority Division of Tourism Civil Rights Attractions
The Mississippi Development Authority’s Division of Tourism offers a wealth of information on cultural sites and events to visit throughout the state, including many commemorating Mississippi’s historic role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Mississippi Digital Library
The Mississippi Digital Library is a collaboration of several state universities and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History working to digitize and provide a database of finding aids for access to primary source materials on the civil rights era.
Mississippi History Now
Mississippi History Now, an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society, offers essays by established scholars on topics of Mississippi history, including several on civil rights. The site also offers lesson plans for teachers.
Mississippi Humanities Council
The Mississippi Humanities Council supports programs and projects of public interest and education embracing the academic disciplines of the humanities by re-granting National Endowment for the Humanities funds to not-for-profit organizations and public agencies in the state.
PBS Eyes on the Prize
Based on the award-winning public television series about the civil rights movement, Eyes on the Prize, this site includes numerous video clips, photographs, bibliographical sources, and a timeline of events, putting Mississippi in the national context.
USM Oral History: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Entitled “Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi,” this site, organized on a timeline, makes use of the University of Southern Mississippi’s extensive oral history collection.