by Ko Bragg
LaTosha Brown, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund, often breaks out into song when she speaks to a crowd. Two weeks ago, she kicked off a bus ride from Jackson into the Mississippi Delta with a rendition of "Eyes on the Prize." Other passengers joined her, but Brown's raspy voice rose to the top.
by Mike McDonald
On April 24, 1960, a group of about 125 African Americans stormed Biloxi Beach, swimming in the water and playing on the beach. It was not long before a mob of white people showed up and began assaulting the protesters. The event triggered a series of riots across the city, and the day ultimately became known as Bloody Sunday.
by Amber Helsel
The Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened on Dec. 9 to much fanfare. The museums give a full picture of the state's history, from Native American culture to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Here is some of what you might see while at the museums.
by Rachel Fradette
In 2013, Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers, stood before a crowd of 600 people for the groundbreaking for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History.
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