Local Activism in Mississippi
Local groups in Mississippi, and around the country, were involved in efforts to thwart the infiltration of communism in their daily lives. In Mississippi, groups like the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, White Citizen's Council, and the John Birch Society seemed to be the most visible, but many individuals and local groups contributed to the process of educating people about the dangers of communism.
Individuals like L.E. Faulkner, the former vice-president of Mississippi Central Railroad, supported the anti-communism/pro-American cause by writing and distributing publications to alert people to his opinions on communism. He also wrote congressmen and other government officials requesting information about people he suspected of associating with communists.
Local groups formed around Mississippi to support the anti-communist movement and to publicize these beliefs to the public. Flyers, resolutions, and petitions were created to promote the beliefs of the groups to the community.