Legendary Mississippi civil rights leader Hollis Watkins has died
Watkins was 82 years old
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi civil rights activist Hollis Watkins has died.
Watkins moved to Hattiesburg to help Vernon Dahmer with voter registration. He also wore a hidden camera and microphone from a television network to film what black voters experienced when they tried to register.
Watkins worked with legends from Medgar Evers to Bob Moses. He was arrested and jailed multiple times for participating in various demonstrations.
Watkins was also a county organizer for Freedom Summer in 1964.
Michael Morris, director of the Two Mississippi Museums says Hollis Watkins dedicated his entire life to improving the lives of Black Mississippians.
Hollis Watkins was also known for sharing songs from the civil rights movement. He was 82 years old.
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