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Fr. Nathaniel and the Greenwood, Mississippi Movement (civil rights)

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Interesting reading — Fr. Nathaniel and the Greenwood Movement. Rev. Nathaniel Maciejewski, O.F.M. (St. Francis Mission – Greenwood, MS) Here is a fascinating link to a scholarly paper by PAUL T. MURRAY, professor of sociology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. This article is part of a larger research project on the involvement of Catholics in the […]

Could the plight of women ‘back then’ be a sign of things to come? (A review of The Help and more civil rights discourse)

My Mother’s Witness The Peggy Morgan Story Carolyn Haines River City Publishing 2003 Have I read The Help or seen the movie, yet? My mother’s enthusiasm was all over the place when she asked me this question. At 94, she had just seen the movie; a group from the Episcopal Church went together for the […]

The Emmett Till Funeral: An Open Look at American Hatred

The Emmett Till Funeral: An Open Look at American Hatred By Guest Author, Becky Wilcox Mamie Till Bradley, the mother of Emmett Till, weeps during her son’s funeral. (Photo courtesy of Wisconsin Historical Images) (Editor’s Note: If you are interested in reading more about the murder of Emmett Till, you can receive a special discount on Susan […]

When Mississippi Does it Right — Aaron Henry: A Civil Rights Leader of the 20th Century

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Aaron Henry, civil rights leader Kudos to the Mississippi Historical Society for the beautiful piece written on civil rights leader, Aaron Henry (by Constance Curry, who with Aaron Henry wrote The Fire Ever Burning. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.) Aaron Henry’s Fourth Street Drug Store, which opened in 1950 in Clarksdale, became a hub […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Remembering Robert Keglar, Mississippi Civil Rights Activist

At right, the late Robert Keglar, a true Mississippi civil rights hero. (Photo by Susan Klopfer)(I wrote the following article last year, after hearing that Robert Keglar died. Robert was a true hero of the modern civil rights movement, as was his mother, Birdia Keglar. Both were from the small town of Charleston, Miss., also […]