Civil Rights

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OPINION: Mississippi Flag Representing Chattel Slavery Must Go Now

"We are currently in a season of change; the winds of change are blowing away old ways of thinking and old symbols of white supremacy."

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OPINION: No ‘Free Kills’ Unless We Are Black in Jackson

"The mayor claims to be against police murder. The “no free kills” banner Lumumba surrogates recently rallied under obfuscates that no real costs are meted out when the Jackson police kill Black people."

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Families Accuse JPD Of Police Brutality, Demand Justice

Four Jackson families whose loved ones were victims of local police violence, three of them fatally, spoke out yesterday, publicly calling for justice in the wake of national awareness over police brutality.

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OPINION: What Is Wrong with America Is Us White People

This word is for white people. I will start with my own identity: I am a white, heterosexual, 43-year-old man from Mississippi. There is a crisis of belief among what has felt like the vast majority of our white sisters and brothers throughout this country. Historically, we don't believe people who are not white.

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OPINION: Mississippians Can’t Breathe if Gov. Tate Reeves Keeps Validating Symbols of Hate

Columnist Duvalier Malone writes that Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves news to immediately take down all symbols of hate, including the state flag, so Mississippi can begin the process of racial healing and reconciliation.

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Hinds Supervisor Archie Wants Police Reform; County Studying Homelessness

Hinds County District 2 Supervisor David L. Archie has called for police reforms in the wake of the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minnesota, which led to protests around the world in the last two weeks.

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Historic Protests For Black Lives Sweep Mississippi Over Weekend

Thousands of protesters took to the streets across the state of Mississippi this weekend, calling for freedom from racial injustice and an end to police brutality.

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Governor Sends National Guard to D.C., Unclear Whether Will Patrol Jackson Protests

The State of Mississippi has sent members of the Mississippi National Guard to Washington, D.C., amid the heavy protest actions taking place around the White House and the nation.

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Dropping Case of White Ex-Cop a 'Knife' to Trust, Rep Says

A Mississippi lawmaker on Thursday criticized the state attorney general's decision to drop the prosecution of a white former police officer who was indicted in the 2015 shooting death of an African American man after a traffic stop.

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Mayor Lumumba Issues Statement in Support of George Floyd Demonstration and Black Lives Matter Movement

“Today, as we all pause to commemorate the life of George Floyd, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to his family and loved ones. I stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and all of those engaging in civil disobedience against police brutality and the abuse of black bodies across the country and around the world."

Vernon Dahmer Statue Unveiled in Forrest County

During the Civil Rights Era, activist and Forrest County, Miss., NAACP President Vernon Dahmer’s work ...

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 ...