49 min ago
"This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible"
Charles Cobb, former field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee , recounts the possession and use of firearms by civil rights activists for self-protection during the 1950s and '60s.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Hearing delayed in state takeover of Greenwood school district
The Greenwood school district will get six more days to respond to a report by the Mississippi Department of Education that claims widespread violations of state standards occurred in the district.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Weekend Reading: Illegal Organ Transplants, A Look Back at Freedom Summer, and More
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when hundreds of activists, both black and white, flooded into Mississippi to campaign for civil rights.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
The Ghosts of Freedom Summer in Greenwood, Mississippi
GREENWOOD, Miss.-In 1947, my father, along with his mother and older brother, boarded a northbound train in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Ghosts of Greenwood: Photos
Cotton was once Greenwood's lifeblood. Bales of it sit on display at the Museum of the Mississippi Delta.
Mississippi Business Journal
Dismissed Delta school principal wants reinstatement
Powell's attorney, Preston "Bo" Rideout, has filed a notice of appeal in Leflore County Chancery Court, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Lawyers ask for trial to be moved
Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Dispatches From Freedom Summer
Civili rights workers in a Freedom Summer office in Clarksdale, Mississippi ca 1964 Fifty years ago this summer, hundreds of black and white volunteers converged on Mississippi in an effort to, as they put it, make Mississippi a part of America.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
The Catholic Sun Phoenix
Memories of civil rights struggles still fresh in Mississippi town
Mississippi Bishop Oliver Gerow is pictured in this 1960 photo with members of Pax Christi in Greenwood, Miss.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Column: When civil rights unity fractured
Stokley Carmichael solicits support for the Black Panther Party in Alabama in 1966, the year he unleashed his controversial call for "black power."