Freedom 55 Film Series: Spies of Mississippi

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Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission (MSSC), formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation and maintain “the Mississippi way of life,” white supremacy, during the 1950s and ‘60s.  The MSSC evolved from a predominantly public relations agency to a full-fledged spy operation, spying on over 87,000 Americans over the course of a decade.
 
Spies of Mississippi reveals the full scope and impact of MSSC, including the Commission’s hidden role in many of the most important chapters of the civil rights movement, including the integration of the University of Mississippi, the assassination of Medgar Evers, and the KKK murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. This film screening is offered in conjunction with the Freedom 55: Freedom Lecture Series with Jerry Mitchell, commemorating the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer.
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