Dorie Ladner Day in Natchez, Mississippi


photo credit (Tim Givens / The Natchez Democrat)

The Adams County Board of Supervisors voted to make October 23 Dorie Ladner Day.

Dorie Ladner spoke in Natchez on October 24, 2015 at Jefferson College along with Reverend Dr. Al Sampson. They spoke about the Civil Rights Movement in Natchez 50 years ago, including the formation of an armed organization called the Deacons for Defense and Justice, an economic boycott of white owned businesses, and enforcement of the boycott in the Black community. These methods were used in Natchez and later in Port Gibson, Woodville, Centerville, Hattiesburg, and other areas in Mississippi.

Learn more about Dorie Ladner from her profiles on the Zinn Education Project and One Person, One Vote. Read about the Civil Rights Movement in Natchez on Read about the event here.