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Susan Hasalo Sojourner Collection

A woman, Susan Sojourner, walks across a hand-crafted, wooden plank bridge in a wooded area. She is holding a glass bottle drink and papers in one arm and is smiling at the camera. She is wearing boots, pants, a sweater, and coat.

Susan Hasalo Sojourner fought tirelessly for social justice throughout her life, from civil rights in Holmes County, Mississippi to women’s liberation and LGBTQ+ rights during her years in Washington D.C. and Duluth, Minnesota. She had a passion for activism and was a dedicated volunteer in anti-war movements and environmental causes.

The items in this online exhibit highlight various aspects of Sue's life and her passion for activism and writing. The materials featured in this online exhibit are located in Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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Seeing Red: Anti-Communism Efforts in Mississippi, 1944-1968

Cover of a folded map with white and black lettering on a red background. Symbols for Nazism, Fascism, and Communism are found in addition to the following text. <br />
The Fifth<br />
Column<br />
Conspiracy<br />
in<br />
America<br />
Authentic<br />
Map and <br />
Directory<br />
Price twenty-five cents

During and after World War II, Americans were fearful of communism infiltrating the United States and altering their ways of life. To combat this fear, citizens and the local/state/federal government organized anti-communism efforts to inform the public about possible communist activities on national and local levels. 

The items in this online exhibit highlight various aspects of the anti-communism efforts in Mississippi. The materials featured in this online exhibit are located in Special Collections at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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