Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
Racial Diversity; Racism; race discrimination
In the 1950s and 1960s, the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission compiled secret files on more than 87,000 private citizens in the most extensive state spying program in U.S. history. Its mission: to save segregation.
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
African Americans civil rights; civil rights movement; race relations; segregation
Bowers, Rick, "Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement" (2010). DIVerse Families. 316.