Community Activism - Local Activism
Local groups in Mississippi, and around the country, were involved in fighting the possible infiltration of communism into 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 educating the community members about their beliefs on communism.
Individuals like L.E. Faulkner, the former vice-president of Mississippi Central Railroad, supported the anti-communism/pro-American cause by writing and creating 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 and their members.