Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement
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.
Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; racism; prejudice
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2011, Finalist
100 Magnificent Children's Books, 2010 Non Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011 Special Interests
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2010
Booklist Top 10 Black History Books for Youth, 2011
African Americans civil rights; civil rights movement; race relations; segregation; politicians; spying
Bowers, Rick, "Spies of Mississippi: The True Story of the Spy Network that Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement" (2010). Diverse Families. 316.