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From the Land of Emmett Till: My Favorite Mississippi Christmas Story — Boycotts Work!

I appreciate this story that comes out of Mississippi, from the modern civil rights movement, and tell it often —  especially this time of the year. As 1961 came to a close, some white folks in the Mississippi Delta were dreaming of a White Christmas when they decided to keep their black customers away from […]

Mississippi Looking ‘A Whole Lot Better Than Arizona,’ Civil Rights Author Says

News Release Contact: Susan KlopferMt. Pleasant, IowaCell: 505-728-7924sklopfer@gmail.com Smart students get angry when they learn they have been deceived in what they have been taught. This includes removal of truth from history lessons, says an Iowa author of three civil rights books. Susan Klopfer, recent author of “Who Killed Emmett Till,” the story of the1955 […]

Mississippi Delta Parents Group Wins School Battle in Cleveland

A Cleveland, Mississippi parent’s organization has won a significant battle with the city’s school board. But only after 1,000 students boycotted schools for one day in February and took to the streets with a march from their schools to district offices. Because of their stance, D.M. Smith Middle School and Margaret Green Junior High School […]