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The white southerners who changed their views on racism

Donna Ladd reports on her interviews with white Mississippians who have changed how they understand white supremacy, symbols such as the Mississippi state flag, and interracial relationships.  To read her article, click here.

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The Clear Connection Between Slavery And American Capitalism by Dina Gerdeman

As seen by the number of posts today [more to come], last night’s Continuing Conversation about reparations was extremely engaging.  Caroline Clarke did a magnificent job educating the audience about conditions imposed on the African American community far beyond slavery….

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“Eyes on Mississippi,” Film and Discussion, October 11, 2018

The life of influential journalist Bill Minor, who covered the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi for seven decades, is the subject of this documentary, which will be shown on Thursday, October 11, 7—8:30 pm at the Princeton Public Library. Minor…

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Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage, October 28-31, 2018

Four-day pilgrimage to key Civil Rights Movement sites in Mississippi.  Trip will include, among other stops, the site where three Civil Rights workers disappeared, Medgar Evers home, the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the Mississippi Delta where Fannie Lou Hamer lived…

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The spot where Emmett Till’s body was found is marked by this sign. People keep shooting it up.

“[I]t took 52 years for historical markers to be erected at locations related to the teenager’s death, which galvanized the civil rights movement after the acquittal. And now, at the spot marking where Till’s body was pulled from the river,…

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