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Mississippi

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print December 2008 | ISBN: 9780813125114
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0012
Mississippi

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For those in North Carolina, Mississippi was considered as a civilization already on a decline while the Virginians perceived Mississippi to be a backwards culture in which the ruling class was unskilled and did not give full attention to their duties. However, other Southerners viewed Mississippi to represent a different class in itself after the crimes and the racist incidences that took place there. The state resisted as it considered the decision of the Brown case to be null and void. This chapter looks into how Governor James P. Coleman initiated the “State Sovereignty Commission” to offset the state's reputation for racial atrocity.

Keywords: racial atrocity; James P. Coleman; State Sovereignty Commission; Mississippi; Brown

Chapter.  10811 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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