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

Community Activism Civil Rights and Anti-Communis, Education
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During and after World War II, the belief that communism would infiltrate the United States was a fear that overcame many Americans.  With communism, people were frightened that their way of life would become obsolete.  To combat the possibility of communism taking over, citizens and governmental groups organized anti-communism efforts to inform the public as to the possible communist activities on national and local levels.  

The items in this online exhibit highlight various aspects of the anti-communism efforts in Mississippi.  All of these materials featured in this online exhibit are located at McCain Library & Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. 

If you have any questions about this exhibit or if you would like additional information on the materials housed in McCain Library, contact Jennifer Brannock at or 601.266.4347.