Marie Blalock & Jeanette Smith

Marie Blalock

Marie Blalock was a dedicated civil rights worker and advocate. She was instrumental in the success of the Freedom Summer events of 1964, as well as contributions to the NAACP.

Jeanette Smith

Jeanette Smith was a civil rights activist and served two terms as President of the Forrest County NAACP (1977-79 and 1992-94). She was also a local business woman and was known for her tenacious commitment to civil equality and rights.