Sydney Stapleton was one of several civil rights activists identified as a professional agitator by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission during the 1960s. Stapleton lived in Berkeley, California with his wife, Elizabeth, and was affiliated with the Free Speech Movement, as well as, active in the Young Socialist Alliance at University of California, Berkeley.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of John Hewlett, Jamie [sic] Allen, Sidney [sic] Roger and Sydney Stapleton standing on a platform with Charles Aronson, Judy Edson and others seated below, Berkeley, California, 1960s (Black-and-white photographs)
- Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission photograph of Young Socialist Alliance members Syndey Stapleton and Judy Edson standing behind a publicity table sponsored by the organization, Berkeley, California, 1965 (Black-and-white photographs)