Diversity of Mississippi featured in #HappyMS video
Tom Beck, Thabi Moyo, Nina Parikh, Philip Scarborough and Terry Sullivan of Spot On Productions LLC produced "Happy MS," a video of people across the state dancing to Pharrell Williams' hit song "Happy."
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Bolivar Commercial
MHV to host Estate Planning meeting
Mississippi Homemakers Volunteers will host an Estate Planning Meeting on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place in the side kitchen of the Bolivar County Extension Service, and Paheadra Robinson, attorney and director of Consumer Protection with Mississippi Center for Justice, will be the presenter.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Willie Pearl Elmore Strickland remembered for love of family, community
They talk about her witty sense of humor and her Southern cooking. They call her strong, wise, phenomenal and loving.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Institute for Southern Studies
Hundreds rally for a union election at Mississippi Nissan plant during Freedom Summer gathering
College students and veteran activists rally for a union election at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi on June 27. CANTON, Miss.
'It's still a long journey to freedom'
Johnny Ray James of Louisiana boarded a yellow school bus Wednesday morning and took a seat behind his heroes -- Freedom Riders and other veterans of the civil rights movement who traveled to the South 50 years ago on a mission to battle segregation.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
SJC nominee admits being partisan toward 'cause of justice'
Appeals Court Judge Geraldine Hines is on her way to sit on the state's highest court after all eight members of the Governor's Council said Wednesday they plan to vote to confirm her for a seat on the Supreme Judicial Court.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Students join civil rights veterans on symbolic bus ride
Johnny Ray James of Louisiana boarded a yellow school bus Wednesday morning and took a seat behind his heroes - Freedom Riders and other veterans of the civil rights movement who traveled to the South 50 years ago on a mission to battle segregation.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Still here, still struggling, still fighting
After trudging for 50 years along arguably the most dangerous, yet most productive trail of the Civil Rights Movement's long road toward freedom, 1,500 veterans of Mississippi's 1964 Freedom Summer reunited on the campus of Tougaloo College here in late June, to formally plot the movement's progress and-with 700 delegates to a simultaneous Youth ... (more)
From Pride to Freedom Summer to 'Aycock' Hall, Students Mass for Racial Justice
Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on student and youth organizing.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Institute for Southern Studies
SNCC veterans and young activists testify to workers' rights as...
Larry Rubin, field secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at the height of the Civil Rights Movement in the early 1960s, figured his time to die had come when a Mississippi law enforcement officer showed up at the door and told him to take a ride with him in his patrol car.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
The Marion Star
Freedom Summer veterans say rights fight defined them
An Ohio man who was 12 when he says he was raped repeatedly by an older inmate in 2007 at a... Former Freedom Rider and honorary chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference Hank Thomas, right, discusses the importance of the Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary conference at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, June ... (more)
Thu Jun 26, 2014
San Francisco Bay View
Mississippi Freedom Summer Youth Congress: Once again youth are the swinging fist
Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference is underway! Join us through June 29 at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Miss., as we bring everything full circle.