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A Byte Out of History: 50th Anniversary of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office

A half-century after the tumultuous Freedom Summer of 1964, we look back at history and circumstances that led to the creation of our Jackson Field Office, which has played a vital role in the Bureau’s civil rights program from the start.

A Byte Out of History: 50th Anniversary of the FBI’s Jackson Field Office


Fifty years ago this summer, Mississippi was at the front and center of our country’s civil rights struggles, with cases such as the June 21, 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers becoming issues of national concern. Less than two weeks later—and in response to that tragic event—the FBI opened its Jackson Field Office.

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Jul 15, 2014 05:30 PM