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Independent Lens: Spies of Mississippi

February 4, 2014 - 10:00 am

The film reveals the full scope of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, a secret spy agency formed by the state to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. Granted broad powers, this commission used its network of informants to spy on over 87,000 Americans as it covered up violence and murder in order to preserve the status quo and derail the civil rights movement.

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