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  •  Ed Sebesta's website on the White Citzens Council (0+ / 0-)

    Edward Sebesta, who follows the neo-Confederate groups closely and has an "Anti-Neo-Confederate" blog, has posted the newspaper that the White Citizens Council published 1955-61. People can read what they were saying back in the day at that site:

    http://www.citizenscouncils.com/

    Barbour is half-right in his comment. The White Citizens Council was the main private group enforcing segregation in Mississippi, including violence, although their focus was on getting civil rights advocates fired from their jobs and ostracized in their communities. The Klan was a competing hate group.

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