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OPINION: John Lewis, Charles Evers, C.T. Vivian: Fighters and Heroes for their People

It is with distinct sadness and difficulty that I write this column in memory of Congressman John Lewis, Mayor Charles Evers and Rev. C.T. Vivian. It's hard to condense my ...

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Charles Evers Honored, WMPR Street Renamed at Special City Council Session

Charles Evers, who died Wednesday at 97, came to Mississippi from Chicago after a white supremacist killed his brother, Medgar, in 1963. He led protests to champion the civil rights ...

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Mississippi Politico, Civil Rights Figure Charles Evers Dies

Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers and a longtime figure in Mississippi politics, died Wednesday. He was 97.

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OPINION: John Robert Lewis, ‘A Soul Giant’ Who Touched Mississippi and Me

"One of the best ways to remember John (Lewis) is to look and listen to the young voices who are speaking out today for human and civil rights. John often ...

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In the Spirit of Medgar: State Flag Came Down the Week Slain Hero Would’ve Turned 95

When the signature of Gov. Tate Reeves put an end to the 126-year reign of the former Mississippi flag with the Confederate emblem on June 30, it was two days ...

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OPINION: Blackness and Whiteness, To Whom the Story of America Concerns

James Baldwin said "the story of the in America is the story of America. It is not a pretty story." This ugly, brutal, and festering story is the truth that ...

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OPINION: Mississippi Flag Representing Chattel Slavery Must Go Now

"We are currently in a season of change; the winds of change are blowing away old ways of thinking and old symbols of white supremacy."

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OPINION: No ‘Free Kills’ Unless We Are Black in Jackson

"The mayor claims to be against police murder. The “no free kills” banner Lumumba surrogates recently rallied under obfuscates that no real costs are meted out when the Jackson police ...

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Families Accuse JPD Of Police Brutality, Demand Justice

Four Jackson families whose loved ones were victims of local police violence, three of them fatally, spoke out yesterday, publicly calling for justice in the wake of national awareness over ...

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OPINION: What Is Wrong with America Is Us White People

This word is for white people. I will start with my own identity: I am a white, heterosexual, 43-year-old man from Mississippi. There is a crisis of belief among what ...

Vernon Dahmer Statue Unveiled in Forrest County

During the Civil Rights Era, activist and Forrest County, Miss., NAACP President Vernon Dahmer’s work ...

Same-Sex Marriage Hearing

On November 12, 2014, a hearing was held at the federal courthouse to argue that ...

James Meredith Press Conference

On August 18, James Meredith gave a press conference to announce the creation the Bible ...

Freedom Summer: Activist Photographers

The Mississippi Museum of Art is displaying photographs from the Freedom Summer of 1964 in ...

STAND UP!

Dr. Robert P. Moses gave the keynote speech at the Old Capitol celebrating the Mississippi ...

Lumumba's "Celebration of Life"

Hundreds gathered at the Jackson Convention Complex to say goodbye to the late Chowke Lumumba, ...

A Night of Civil Rights

On Monday night, people came to visit local legends of the civil rights movement assembled ...

Civil Rights Museum Groundbreaking

The State-funded Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History broke ground on October ...