Against All Odds is managed by DeeDee Baldwin, the history research librarian at Mississippi State University. I love hearing from people who found this site helpful, discovered more about an ancestor, or have information to share. You can contact me at Please be aware that I don’t have additional information; everything I have is posted on the site.

Header created by Jennifer Jones, graphic designer for MSU Libraries. The header image is “Members of the Legislature, State of Mississippi, 1874-’75” from the Library of Congress, and is available online here. The image is also on display at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.