Michael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historian, talks with Rachel Maddow about the resistance to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the political price then-President Johnson paid and how that political legacy manifests in modern American politics.
The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission was the state's official counter civil rights agency from 1956–1973. The files in this online collection comprise the scanned originals with court-approved redactions requested by individuals named in the records along with additional information submitted by individuals named in the records who chose to file a rebuttal. The collection also includes the court-specified personal name index and links between rebuttal records and Commission records in which rebuttal submitters are mentioned. The files may be searched by personal name, folder title and number, or rebuttal respondent. much more>>>