Citizens' Council Collection

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Title:Citizens' Council collection

Magazines, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets published by various Citizens Council's in Mississippi from 1952 to 1986 detailing their views on race and segregation. Council members used their connections to influential lawmakers, editors, business people, and state officials to enact pro-segregation legislation, exert economic pressure on those who supported civil rights activities, intimidate African Americans who attempted to register to vote, and create publicity for anti-integration viewpoints. The Council published a national magazine, The Citizen, and produced a weekly telecast, "Forum," on WLBT-TV in Jackson. The Council was active for more than a decade, but began to lose some of its influence by the late 1960s.

Types:newspapers | journals (periodicals) | pamphlets | broadsides (notices) | correspondence | clippings (information artifacts) | Text
Subjects:Citizens' Councils of America | Segregation--Southern States | Mississippi--Race relations | White Citizens councils | White supremacy movements--United States | Segregation--United States | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Institution:John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi)
Contributors:John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections
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