Spies of Mississippi

“If you registered to vote, you were a public enemy”

Medgar Evers (1963)

Total surveillance state is nothing new in the U.S.

Mississippi in the ’50s and ’60s.

Meet “The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission”

Staffed by former law enforcement officers from the State Police and the FBI.

What crimes did they investigate?

Registering to vote, applying for college. Those kinds of crimes.

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