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Spies of Mississippi

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Summary

Documentary revealing how the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission developed a secret spy agency to infiltrate some civil rights and anti-segregation groups in the 1950s and 60s, with the aim of preserving white supremacy. The programme explores the Commission's links with white supremacist organisations and its plan to bankroll opposition to civil rights legislation in Washington.

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