The 60's

Season 1 Episode 5

Mississippi State Secrets

Aired Unknown May 29, 2009 on NBC
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Mississippi State Secrets
From 1956 to 1977 this group compiled secret files on thousands of its citizens. It employed hundreds of private detectives and informers. It investigated, harassed and intimidated anyone who got in its way. It hampered investigations and tampered with juries and it was all funded by the taxpayers of the state of Mississippi. It was called the "Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission," an agency created by the Mississippi State legislature to preserve segregation and oppose school integration at any cost...even if it meant murder. Join us as we examine an organization whose lofty goals of state's rights nearly turned Mississippi into a police state.moreless

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