Mississippi Whites and the Civil Rights Movement
American RadioWorks is always looking for compelling topics to explore, and
this recent radio documentary looks into the role that certain groups of
white people played in combating the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
Here visitors can listen to the complete program, or take a look at some of
the separate sections, which include "The March Backward" and "The Citizens'
Council". The program includes interviews and commentary from a wide range
of persons, and there is particularly good coverage of one well-known race
riot at the University of Mississippi and the Citizens' Council, whose goal
was to maintain white supremacy. The site is rounded out by a selection of
links and resources and social media buttons designed to allow users to
share the program with others.