A Catholic Perspective
The Catholic diocese of Mississippi had its own newspaper, The Mississippi Register, edited by Bernard F. Law. These cartoons represent a stark contrast to the racist views expressed in the mainstream Mississippi media such as The Jackson Clarion-Ledger. Most white Mississippians who supported equal rights would have been too scared to express that view in public for fear of repercussion from their peers.
- Talking Up a Storm
The combination of ignorance and violence in Mississippi would surely lead to violence, which, like a tornado, would devastate the land.
- The KKK Rising
The Ku Klux Klan was not dead in Mississippi. Rather, it was creeping up from the graveyard of history into Mississippi society.
- The Second Exit
Changing the law of the land is only part of the mission before American Society. The Civil Rights Bill of 1964 was an important first step, but only the end of personal prejudice would release African Americans from the prison of racism.