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Author Dickerson, James.

Title Dixie's dirty secret : the true story of how the government, the media, and the mob conspired to combat integration and the Vietnam antiwar movement / James Dickerson
Published Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [1998]


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Description ix, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary After the landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954 mandated the desegregation of schools nationwide, the legislature in the state of Mississippi created the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, the basic mission of which was to prevent integration in that state. This book is an investigative history of the Commission, other government agencies (including the FBI), and organized crime, all of which conspired to break the law in dealing with civil-rights and antiwar activists during the 1950s and 1960s. The author uncovers new information about the efforts of FBI agents to combat integration and exposes the longest-running conspiracy in American history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Subject Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Political persecution -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Mississippi.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
LC no. 98003165
ISBN 0765603403 (alk. paper)