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  1. Mississippi honors Vernon Dahmer, fifty years after KKK slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 8 | Christian Science Monitor

    Friday's ceremony was the latest demonstration of the Magnolia State's efforts to make peace with it's racial past. Brian Swanson, the great grandson of Vernon Dahmer Sr., a civil-rights leader killed 50 years ago when Ku Klux Klansmen firebombed his family's home and businesses near Hattiesburg, holds the concurrent resolution presented by the Mississippi Legislature to the family, Friday, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss.

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  2. Where is the voice coming from?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" is the title of a short story written by famed Mississippi author Eudora Welty on the day civil rights activist Medgar Evers was murdered outside his home in Jackson, Miss., during the summer of 1963. Welty's story describes to a T the racial climate in much of the United States 52 years ago.

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  3. Is Mississippi ready to pull Confederate emblem from state flag?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    The Magnolia State is the last to include the Confederate emblem on its state flag. A group of prominent current and former Mississippians have called for its removal.

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  4. Mississippi flag change? State unlikely to remove Confederate flag soonRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Mississippi flag change: A group of more than 60 prominent former and current residents of Mississippi signed a letter calling for the state to strike the Confederate symbol. Why experts don't see change happening quickly.

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  5. Is Mississippi ready to pull Confederate emblem from state flag?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    The Magnolia State is the last to include the Confederate emblem on its state flag. A group of prominent current and former Mississippians have called for its removal.

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  6. Mississippi prison escape: How common are jailbreaks?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    Two prison escapees have been captured and two remain at large after breaking out of Mississippi's Hinds County Detention Center. Jermaine Wilson and Kevin Holmes, along with two other inmates, escaped from Raymond Detention Center near Jackson, Mississippi on Monday.

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  7. Mississippi divided: Battle over Confederate flag shifts to Magnolia StateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor

    With the Confederate flag gone from the South Carolina State House grounds, some residents of Mississippi are confronting their state flag, the only US flag to incorporate the Southern cross. A participant of a 'Save the Mississippi State Flag Rally' at the Capitol on July 6 holds a Mississippi flag as she listens to speakers in Jackson, Miss.

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