Mississippi City Known for Ku Klux Klan Killings in '64 Elects Its First Black Mayor

There are 3 comments on the New York Times story from May 23, 2009, titled Mississippi City Known for Ku Klux Klan Killings in '64 Elects Its First Black Mayor. In it, New York Times reports that:

The city of Philadelphia, Miss., where members of the Ku Klux Klan killed three civil rights workers in 1964 in one of the era's most infamous acts, on Tuesday elected its first black mayor.

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The Exqui6ite 1

Tougaloo, MS

#1 May 26, 2009
Time does bring along a change! It is indeed refreshing to have our fellow citizens to finally put a persons race, color or creed aside and vote for individuals because they are qualified. We are all God's children and history is just meeting the future!
butterfly37

Birch Run, MI

#2 May 27, 2009
Amen
S Williams

Destin, FL

#3 May 27, 2009
I was born in Philadelphia MS. nearly 50 years ago. Growing up in Mississippi no one spoke or talked about racism. Only now after living in another state for almost 20 years do I realize how horrific Philadelphis Mississippi events were. I hope by Philadelphia electing a Mayor of color this would be a postive move forward for Mississipi as a whole. But, I know there is still racism in Mississippi...and that is sad. Good Luck to the new Mayor.

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