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Citizen's Council Radio Forum Collection

Identifier: MSS-597

Scope and Contents

Radio programs produced by the Citizens' Council of Jackson, Mississippi, 1957-1966. Transcripts available for the bulk of the tapes and digitized versions of some of the tapes are available in MSU Libraries Digital Collections. For the link click on "External documents," below.


  • 1957 - 1966

Historical Note

The Citizens' Council, founded in Indianola, Mississippi in 1954 following the Brown v. Board decision, was very powerful in working to maintain segregation in Mississippi. The Citizens' Council radio Forum ran from 1957-1966 and features dozens of national and Mississippi politicians, including John Stennis, James Eastland, George Wallace, and Strom Thurmond, and covers topics ranging from reaction to the Civil Rights Act to the fear of Communism.


418 Reels (418 reels of audiotape)

Language of Materials


Citizens Council Radio Forum Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository