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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Dawn Porter.
Participant or Performer Note:
Margaret Block, Rick Bowers, Kenneth Dean, Ralph Eubanks, Lawrence Guyot, Edwin King, Robert Luckett, Neil McMillen, Jerry Mitchell, Bob Moses, Janet Moses, Congressman Bennie Thompson, Hollis Watkins, Governor William Winter.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG-13.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Civil rights movements > Mississippi > History > 20th century.
Espionage > United States > History > 20th century.

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