Civil Rights

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Hood Takes Heat for Blackface Photos, Says Leave Trans Rights Up to Schools

A Hattiesburg woman confronted Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood on Tuesday over yearbook photos from the 1980s that show members of his college fraternity wearing blackface.

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Man Pleads Guilty to Burning Cross in Black Mississippi Neighborhood

A Mississippi man who burned a cross in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Covington County pled guilty to federal charges on Friday.

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AG Candidate Vows to Defend State Funding for Anti-LGBT Adoption Agencies

If Mississippians make state Rep. Mark Baker their next attorney general, he vows to fight so that religiously affiliated adoption agencies that accept state funds can continue to legally discriminate against LGBT families.

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MSU Digitizes Endangered Citizens Council Radio Tapes

Stephanie Rolph was a graduate student at Mississippi State University in the mid-2000s when she found a collection of reel-to-reel audio recordings of the Citizens Forum, a broadcast once helmed by the segregationist Citizens Council.

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Black Plaintiffs Accept 2 New Mississippi Senate Districts

African American residents who sued Mississippi say they are accepting legislators' plan to redraw two state Senate districts in a way that could increase black representation at the state Capitol.

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Poor Mississippi Counties Are Top IRS Targets in Hunt for Tax Cheats

A new study of IRS practices reveals a tale of two Mississippi counties, with one of the poorest in the state earning the top spot as the most audited in the country, while the second-wealthiest is Mississippi's least audited.

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Mississippi Senate Approves New Map to Boost Black Voting Power

Mississippi lawmakers are working to redraw the lines of a state senate district that two federal courts ruled dilutes black voting power.

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Voting Rights Act Denied Mississippi Its 'Sovereignty,' AG Candidate Says

At a Tupelo campaign stop on Monday, Mississippi State Rep. Mark Baker, a Republican candidate for attorney general, said the 1965 Voting Rights Act violated Mississippi's "sovereignty."

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OPINION: Lessons to Learn From Nissan

Unless workers unionize, companies operate as dictatorships, where the businesses will sacrifice workers' livelihoods, pantries, mortgages, car payments, medical bills and other needs for the bottom line.

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‘I Can’t Keep Calm’: Myrlie Evers-Williams ‘Incensed’ at Bryant, Hyde-Smith

Civil-rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams told a radio host Friday that she refused “sit down and be quiet” after Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant credited only President Donald Trump and the state’s two white Republican U.S. senators for a law making her former home a national memorial—a designation the state’s lone black congressman spent years pushing.

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 ...

Without Apology: JWHO Rally

On Saturday, dozens of supporters of Mississippi's only abortion clinic were outside to show support ...