Memorials planned for civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot

December 7, 2012 in Education, News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Lawrence Guyot didn’t have to read about the civil rights movement.

He lived it.

In fact, his memories of the trials and tribulations of the civil rights struggle were so vivid, he constantly shared them with others – including children – so they could understand what the fight was really about.

Statue honoring Fannie Lou Hamer to be unveiled Friday in Ruleville

October 4, 2012 in Events, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The Fannie Lou Hamer Statue Committee and Hanlon Sculpture Studio plans to unveil a statue of Civil Rights Leader and Human Rights Advocate Fannie Lou Hamer on Oct. 5, 2012 at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden in Ruleville.

Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt, Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Africana Studies at the Richard Stockton College of NJ and Chair of the National Committee expressed her appreciation to committee members and Hanlon Sculpture Studio for their commitment and dedication to the completion of the project.

Statue fund honoring Fannie Lou Hamer gets another $10k donation

June 22, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

By Monica Land JACKSON – With the recent donation of $10,000, a life-sized statue honoring the late civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer is moving closer to reality. An additional […]