1. Carolyn describes her memories of Florence Morris. She speaks on how her family background influenced how her parents taught their children to treat everyone the same, even if there of different races. 06/22/06.

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  2. After Carolyn Matthews learned about the murders of the civil rights workers and its association with the civil rights movement she began to notice how non-peaceful situations were. She began to question why black and white youth didn’t attend each other’s sporting events and other things. Matthews also speaks on the effects the murders had on her family and other people of the town. 06/22/06.

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  3. Lee talks about a group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who started a partnership called the Philadelphia Movement with citizens of Philadelphia, MS. 12/07/01.

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  4. Pearson was in Philadelphia for the Neshoba County Fair when the civil rights workers disappeared but before the bodies were found. She talks about Florence walking around the fair taking pictures and the deputies walking around with pistols on their hips. 10/06/06.

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  5. Pearson and Florence Mars both went to the Emmett Till trial. Pearson expected her friends to want to know what she heard at the trial, but no one ever asked her. 10/06/06.

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Florence Mars

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Florence Mars is a native Mississippian who has spent much of her life in Neshoba County. As a resident of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Mars was one of the few whites who spoke out against the murders and the racism behind them. Local whites boycotted her…


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Florence Mars is a native Mississippian who has spent much of her life in Neshoba County. As a resident of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Mars was one of the few whites who spoke out against the murders and the racism behind them. Local whites boycotted her stockyard business because of her courageous stance. She captured what it was like to live in a closed society of Mississippi in her book, Witness in Philadelphia.

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