Mississippi State University Receives Papers of Civil Rights Leader

Dorothy Bishop, who since the age of 17 has been a leading figure in the Mississippi civil rights movement, is donating her papers to the special collections department of the Mitchell Memorial Library on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville. The papers include correspondence and records from Bishop’s 12-year tenure as adviser for the Youth Chapter of the NAACP and as the first woman president of the Oktibbeha County NAACP. The documents relate to voting rights, NAACP member recruiting, fundraising, and program planning.