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PLEASE SHARE: eBook author posts free chapter of The Plan, honoring slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers

Susan Klopfer, author The Plan Scheduled for July, 2013 Publication http://ebooksfromsusan.com Medgar Evers, WW II veteran and former coordinator of the Mississippi NAACP who was murdered on June 12, 1963 at his Jackson home. This excerpted chapter from The Plan is presented today honoring the life and death of civil rights hero, Medgar Evers, who […]

Ghosts of Mississippi — Remembering Medgar Evers this June 12, 2012 – 49 Years After His Mississippi Murder

“People who lived through those days will tell you that something shifted in their hearts after Medgar Evers died, something that put them beyond fear…. At that point a new motto was born: After Medgar, no more fear.” Maryanne Voller, Esquire Medgar Evers, brave Mississippi civil rights leader THERE MAY BE SOME WHO still ask […]

Special Civil Rights Program set for Monday on Celebrating Truth

Media ReleaseDr. E. Faye Williams Dr. E. Faye Williams, HostPresents “CELEBRATING TRUTH” www.artistfirst.comMonday, August 22nd, 2011 at 6PM-EST Special Guests: Mr. Derrick Johnson – State President for the Mississippi Conference of the NAACP; Ms. Rose Sanders (Faya Rose) – Selma, Alabama Attorney, Civil and Education Rights Activist; Ms. Jannette Lee – Georgia Civil Rights Activists […]

Ohio Jailers Need Lesson in Diversity, Civil Rights; So Does Wolf Blitzer of CNN

Not too long ago, I watched reporter Wolf Blitzer of CNN shake his head and say “I didn’t think things like this happened any more.” He was reporting on a civil rights violation of an African American (I don’t even remember what this particular event was about). I do remember that I was so disgusted […]

Friends of Justice Special Report: Governor Barbour Suspends Scott Sisters Sentences

Dr. Alan Bean of the Friends of Justice reports that Governor Hailey Barbour has suspended the sentences of Gladys and Jamie Scott. As the announcement appears below indicates, this was a political compromise. According to the governor’s announcement, “The Mississippi Parole Board reviewed the sisters’ request for a pardon and recommended that I neither pardon […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: NYT Columnists Tells Story of The Scott Sisters, Held In MS Prison For Robbery They Didn’t Commit

Op-Ed Columnist‘So Utterly Inhumane’By BOB HERBERTPublished: October 12, 2010 “You have to believe that somebody really had it in for the Scott sisters, Jamie and Gladys. They have always insisted that they had nothing to do with a robbery that occurred near the small town of Forest, Miss., on Christmas Eve in 1993. It was […]

Scott Sisters Update; Jackson NAACP Honors Prison Warden (What??)

Nancy LockhartApril 25, 2010 at 7:59pmSubject: 4/25 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE ~ By Sister MarpessaGreetings all, Mrs. Rasco recently learned that Jamie’s condition is unchanged andthat when last they spoke she was being worked up for a possibleurinary tract infection. She was mentally strong, however, and verygrateful that her mother and supporters are sticking by she […]

Medgar Evers Was Targeted By Mississippi Sovereignty Commission; 2010 80th Anniversary of Evers’s Birth

Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first NAACP leader. 2010 eightieth anniversary of his birth. Blogger Rev. Gerald Britt pays hommage to Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first NAACP leader who was murdered in the driveway of his home: This year is the 80th anniversary of the birth of Medgar Evers, one of our country’s most significant Civil Rights freedom […]

New Chairperson of NAACP Youngest-Ever to Lead Nation’s Oldest Civil Rights Organization

Rolsyn Brock, new NAACP chair The NAACP’s new chairwoman is different from her predecessors. She doesn’t know where she was or what she was doing when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. She has no memories of the civil-rights milestones of the mid-1960s. She was 2 years old when King died, 2 months […]