Alcorn State and Chamberlain-Hunt to hold joint Founders Day, Haley to Speak

September 22, 2013 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire
Lorman, Miss. – Alcorn State University and Chamberlain-Hunt Academy will celebrate a joint Founders Day Convocation at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 27 in the historic Oakland Memorial Chapel on Alcorn’s Lorman campus. The speaker for the event is Ambassador George Haley – brother of Alcorn alumnus and Roots author, Alex Haley…

Events planned for 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers’ death

April 17, 2013 in Top Stories

Myrlie Evers, chairman of the Board of Directors of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute (MMEI), has announced plans for a national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of her late husband Medgar Evers, Mississippi civil rights pioneer.

Events sponsored by the Institute will begin Wednesday, June 5, in Washington, D. C., and culminate with a community celebration, and tribute gala in Jackson, on Wednesday, June 12. Joining Mrs. Evers in the announcement were representatives of community organizations helping to sponsor the activities and hosting their own events.

Reena Evers-Everette, daughter of Medgar and Myrlie Evers and executive director of the MMEI, announced that a memorial service will be held at her father’s gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery on June 5 at noon.

2nd edition of ‘Who’s Who In Black Mississippi’ to be unveiled, June 23

June 14, 2012 in News, Top Stories

More than 950 black elected and appointed officials among entries By Gail M. Brown Editor Many would agree that it is important to document and highlight the achievements of African-Americans […]