Mississippi State Senator Alice Harden dies at 64, lie in repose at State Capitol

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the seat of the Governor’s office to the Commercial Appeal News to the blog, the condolences and statements of admiration and remembrance for State Sen. Alice Harden (D-MS) continue to flow. She passed Thursday, Dec. 6, of an undisclosed lengthy illness.

As an African American woman to serve in the Mississippi State Senate, beginning in 1988, she left her mark on history. Her body will lie in repose at the State Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m…. […]