1. Cox describes the possible proximity of the Klan's meeting space to the church and possible reasons for why the church was burned. 04/05/04.

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  2. Helen tention talks here about how there were only a "precious few" people who rose against the oppresive forces in Phildelphia and the possible reason for that. She also talks about her group's preparation for their new Headstart school during the civil rights movement era. 06/19/04.

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  3. In this video Tention describes how deplorable the treatment of African- Americans was during the Civil Rights Era. She also explains how those events and others such as the murders of James Cheney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman helped to fuel the cause for justice and equality

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Head Start of Neshoba County

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Head Start is a pre-school program for disadvantaged children that grew out of the civil rights movement. It was funded by President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty program in the late 1960s. There were several Head Start centers located in black churches…


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Head Start is a pre-school program for disadvantaged children that grew out of the civil rights movement. It was funded by President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty program in the late 1960s. There were several Head Start centers located in black churches throughout Neshoba County. Now, all of the Head Start centers are consolidated at the Carver Avenue location.

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