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EMMETT TILL: 60TH ANNIVERSARY

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Share| In observation of the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till. I’ve put up the entire audio book of Who Killed Emmett Till? for free download. I invite you to click over and take a look at this blogged book. Lots of fascinating history. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Susan Click […]

Trayvon Martin’s murder and Emmett Till: What Others Say

Have you been wondering how you and your family would be impacted if your son was a “Trayvon Martin” or an “Emmett Till”? I have, and as a mother it scares the hell out of me.  No child at that age is perfect. They get into trouble. They piss people off. They are in the […]

Response to United States Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Decision by Long-Time Civil Rights Activist, Dr. John Salter

The late Aaron Henry, longtime Mississippi Voting  Rights and Civil Rights Activist speaks before a group at the University of Mississippi.(UM Photo) Dr. John Salter, aka Hunter Grey, who is a Civil Rights Veteran and Sociologist, was asked for his opinion on the recent Supremem Court decision over Voting Rights. Here’s his response:* * * […]

Mississippi had its own spy agency — not as high.tech as NSA, but “effective.” Records on Medgar Evers and others —

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Behind the Magnolia Curtain … Mississippi and its Sovereignty Commission; precursor to NSA? Mississippi Sovereignty Commission spied on Medgar Evers. Here are a few files to get you started. Want to see more? Go to http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/for a name or file search. Remember this is “low tech” days and there will be various spellings of his […]

George Zimmerman Waives Rights to Pretrial ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity: Why?

Did you catch this news? Zimmerman, sworn in MIAMI — With a softly spoken, “Yes, Your Honor,” George Zimmerman officially waived his right to a pretrial “Stand Your Ground” immunity hearing on Tuesday, choosing instead to lay out his self-defense case before a jury. Reported by The New York Times — What do you think? 

“I’m sorry” — Former KKK Supporter Elwin Wilson Says Before He Dies

KKK Doesn’t Go Away Who’s sorry now? Elwin Wilson has died at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of a man who was able to admit the error of his ways. Wilson was formerly a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, which is frequently misspelled as Klu Klux Klan. During his affiliation with […]

Emmett Till’s Mississippi Delta Hasn’t Changed Much, Reporter Finds

Heart of the Mississippi Delta, near the murder site of Emmett Till. Has it changed much? You decide. “The advice from the front office at East Side High in Cleveland, Mississippi, is clear. Lurk in the corridor with the kids and the school principal, Dr Randy Grierson, is bound to show up shortly.With boisterous laughter, […]

After Emmett Till — Still Another Mississippi Murder in the Delta

Once the J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant trial in Sumner, Mississippi ended for the murder of Emmett Till, less than a month later in the nearby small cotton town of Glendora, a black service station attendant and father of four children was killed by a friend of Milam’s.*****(An excerpt from “Where Rebels Roost, Mississippi […]

Trayvon Martin, Emmett Till — Both Murder Trials of the Century

Watching the bond hearing of George Zimmerman this morning, reminded meof  living in the Mississippi Delta and learning about Emmett Till and other stories from the early civil rights era. One day, we were driving around Sumner and met a women who was actually present at the Milam-Bryant murder trial of Emmett Till back in the fall […]

Former Employees Settle Race Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit in Arkansas

PRESS RELEASE4-18-12 Little Rock Real Estate Company Settles EEOC Race Discrimination and Retaliation Suit Bankers Asset Management Will Pay $600,000 for Excluding Blacks for Jobs and Punishing Employees for Complaining About Bias LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Bankers Asset Management, Inc., a real estate company in Little Rock, will pay $600,000 to former employees and a […]