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DAVID HAMPTON: Looking back at the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage

March 27, 2014

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By David Hampton The memories are vivid. The events of the civil rights struggles 50 years ago are not fading recollections to those who were there — those who personally endured the acts of racial hatred and bear the wounds of those turbulent times. I listened to many of the veterans of the civil rights […]

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Hattiesburg second Miss. city to recognize equality, dignity of gay residents

February 18, 2014

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With absolutely no discussion, the Hattiesburg City Council has adopted a “inclusivity” resolution recognizing the inherent worth of all its city’s residents – including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT). Hattiesburg is the second Mississippi city to make such a distinction, following Starkville, which did the same thing earlier in the year. Human […]

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(VIDEO) Myrlie Evers marks 50th anniversary of husband Medgar Evers murder

June 11, 2013

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On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Medgar Evers, his widow Myrlie Evers-Williams talks with the Associated Press about her memories of his death, her missed opportunity to speak at the famous Martin Luther King Jr. March On Washington and her invitation in January to offer the invocation at President Barack […]

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

September 4, 2012

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Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of […]

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