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Grant library notching a place for itself on Civil War trail

By JACK WEATHERLY The irony of a library dedicated to U.S. Grant in Mississippi did not pass unnoticed. John Marszalek A space of 21,000 square feet was created at Mississippi State University at a taxpayer cost of $10 million to tell the story of the Union general who captured Vicksburg, a turning point in the Civil War, and won the ...

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MSU staff reads banned books as part of 'Read Out' event

STARKVILLE — In protest of censorship, Mississippi State University Libraries leaders organized a “Read-Out” for faculty and staff to share sections of historically suppressed books. As part of MSU’s recognition of Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, eight university representatives selected and read from often-banned books, six of which are generally considered children’s books. The Read-Out was held in Mitchell Memorial ...

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Jefferson Davis descendant named director of Beauvoir

BILOXI — The great-great-grandson of Jefferson Davis is now the director of Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy. The Sun Herald reports Bertram Hayes-Davis accepted the keys to the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library Wednesday. Former acting director Richard Forte Sr. will continue as chairman of the combined boards of directors and trustees. Beauvoir is ...

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