Born into an educated southern family in Bay Springs, Mississippi, Glenn Abney was always aware of the injustices going on around him. From a young age, he wanted to make change in the world, and as a college student at Millsaps College, he was finally able to incite that change. There, he wrote an investigative paper on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Committee, The White Citizens Council, and the Jackson, Mississippi Police Department that would change his life forever.
Civil rights work
Glenn's senior year, he was approached by the United Church of Christ to work in a very secretive group that would monitor news stations for racist activity. In Jackson, racist reporting was very common, so naturally Glenn joined the clandestine group. Glenn eventually saw a news network demonstrate how to make and use a molotov cocktail, subtly suggesting to bomb black churches in the area. They also successfully shut down another news network after taking their case all the way to the supreme court. Despite all the dangers he faced, Glenn Abney never stopped in the pursuit of equality for all men, no matter the color of their skin. He is a father, a grandfather, a teacher, a civil rights activist, and a brave man.