• Emmett Till Family Responds to Death of Carolyn Bryant Donham

    The Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., a cousin of the slain youth, expressed regret that no one would be held accountable for the killing, but reminded that there remains a collective accountability for overcoming racial injustice. 

  • When Mississippi Banned Sesame Street

    As Mississippi prepared to launch a state-run educational television network in 1970, its members voted 3-2 that images of a multiracial group of children at play on "Sesame Street" would antagonize conservative politicians and jeopardize the network's funding.

  • Why I Vandalized Ole Miss's Confederate Statue

    Zach Borenstein explains why he painted "Spiritual Genocide" on the base of a campus Confederate memorial, and why he wishes he had talked with local activists first. 

  • The Jackson Water Crisis Latest Chapter in Black Mutual Aid

    by Kaitlyn Greenidge

    The two sides of Mississippi's history are its exploitative oligarchy and the efforts of Black Mississippians and their allies to imagine egalitarian alternatives against the odds. Activists' responses to the collapse of the Jackson water infrastructure will test that spirit. 

  • Grant for Public History of Natchez, MS Civil Rights Sites

    “This is great news for Natchez,” Mayor Dan Gibson said in a news release. “These grant funds will help greatly in our efforts to better tell the entire history of Natchez to include commemorating our African American historic sites.”

  • Court Upholds Mississippi's 1890 Jim Crow Voting Law

    The framers of the state's voting laws were explicit in their intention to use the law to strip as many Black men of their right to vote as possible. A federal court recently ruled that the law, amended with nominally color-blind language, is acceptable.