Emmett Till should have turned 78 today. If you don’t know the story of Emmett Till, you should. It is one of the major sparks that set the American civil rights movement. Till was just 14 years old, visiting family in Money, Mississippi. He spoke to a white woman in a grocery store. She went […]Read More Emmett Till: He Never Got the Chance To Be a Man.
Happy 86th birthday to James Meredith. A living American hero whose story should be known. He grew up in Mississippi, only allowed to go to all-black schools. When he graduated, he joined the Air Force and served in it from 1951-1960. This in itself fascinates me. How could a person volunteer to fight and possibly […]Read More James Meredith: A Soldier For America Inside of It
25 years ago today, February 5, 1994, Byron De La Beckwith was finally convicted for the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Evers was killed on June 12, 1963. It was a seminal moment in the American civil rights movement. Evers was born in 1925 in Decatur, Mississippi. When he was fourteen, Evers witnessed […]Read More The Long and Slow Road To Justice in Mississippi