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The role of young people like Freedom Rider Jean Thompson is a part of U.S. history curriculum in about 25 Mississippi school districts. Thompson was featured in the freedom-rider compilation "Breach of Peace" by Eric Etheridge.

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Next year, for the first time, Mississippi will require all social-studies teachers to teach the history of civil rights in the state. The requirement will come more than five years ...


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