The Mississippi Press
50-year-old documents, photos released by FBI offer fascinating glimpse into Mississippi, national history
The FBI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of its Jackson Field Office with a special ceremony featuring dignitaries and officials.
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Religion News Service
COMMENTARY: Freedom Summer volunteers inspired by more than just idealism
On June 2, 1964, while hundreds of Freedom Summer volunteers were still finishing their training in Oxford, Ohio, three civil rights workers went missing in Neshoba County, Miss.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
CROUCH: A comeback nation of confederates?
Earlier this month, all sorts celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which is perhaps the culminating presidential achievement of Lyndon Johnson.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Thinking about the summer of 1964 -- Freedom Summer, per a CNN documentary -- brings to mind church bombings, burning Greyhound buses, and the death of three young men murdered in rural Mississippi.
Johnson: Civil rights conference was energizing
As commemorative celebrations were taking place throughout Mississippi last month to honor the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, I had the privilege of participating in the 4th National Civil Rights Conference held in that state's cities of Meridian and Philadelphia.
It's festival, fair season in Mississippi
Malcolm White, director of Visit Mississippi, says in a news release that communities throughout the state host festivals and fairs that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of the state's culture.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
In defense of Wawa: If you don't get it, you kinda suck
Recently, somebody took to the Internet to write an essay about how weird it is that Philadelphians are obsessed with Wawa.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Civil rights 1964: What was "Freedom Summer"?
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., delivers the keynote address at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Miss., on June 15, during a commemorative service for three civil rights workers, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, all killed in 1964 in Neshoba County for their voter registration work among blacks in then ... (more)
Teens Charged in Philadelphia Shooting Spree
Philadelphia police have charged a pair of teenagers with a shooting spree last week that damaged dozens of cars, homes and businesses.
Q&A: Widow of Murdered Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Moves Beyond Hatred
Among the veterans of the civil rights movement, few are more revered than Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Medgar Evers, Mississippi's first NAACP field secretary.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times
PBS' 'Freedom Summer' a gripping reminder of courage in 1964
Three crosses and an old historical marker sit in front of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church outside Philadelphia, Miss.
Sat Jun 21, 2014
The elusive fiddler and his 'bow'
ILLUSTRATION BY SCOTT SHISSLER/SOUTHERN POSSUM TALESThis Scott Shissler illustration plays on belief that the large claw of the male fiddler crab looks like, well, a fiddle.
Freedom Summer commemorations held in Neshoba
A week's worth of events marking the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer - and the murder of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County - were coming to an end Saturday in Philadelphia.
Fri Jun 20, 2014
The Miami Herald
Mississippi Burning: The life and death of my cousin, Andrew Goodman
The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps.
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Mississippi Burning: Disappearance of civil rights workers 50 years...
The burned interior of the station wagon that was discovered following the disappearance of activists Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Ending 50 Years of Silence About Mississippi's Freedom Summer
When a boy with an overwrought dream life was brought in to see Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist noted that the boy's father didn't dream at all, or so he claimed.
National Public Radio
Still Learning From 'Pearl Harbor' Of The Civil Rights Movement
A missing persons poster displays the photographs of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner after they disappeared in Mississippi in June 1964.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Unusual courage was required to participate in Freedom Summer: Jarvis DeBerry
In the summer of 1964, my father's brother Roy rode through Philadelphia, Miss., in a white Plymouth that had painted on its side a white hand shaking a black hand.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
Freedom Summer anniversary
Meridian Mayor Percy Bland, left, holds hands with civil rights activist and widow of civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers, Myrlie Evers-Williams, and Dave Goodman, brother of slain civil rights worker Andrew Goodman during a ceremony at the Mt.