JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A plan to add context to a Confederate soldier statue at the University of Mississippi is a failure because a proposed plaque does not mention slavery as the central issue in the Civil War, the campus NAACP says. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced Friday that construction had started for a stand to […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag is unconstitutional because it’s a “vestige” of slavery, an attorney argues in an update to his lawsuit seeking to change the banner. Carlos Moore, a Moss Point native now practicing law in Grenada, filed new arguments Thursday in a lawsuit he originally filed […]
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — When Islamic extremists snatched more than 270 girls from the Chibok boarding school in Nigeria in the dead of night, protests broke out worldwide. The U.S. pledged to help find them, and the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag was born. Some 10 months later, most are still missing. The Boko Haram extremist group sees […]
Due to a procedural glitch the last time around, Mississippi – this month – formally ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery within the state.
It comes a bit late though.
The United States abolished slavery with a constitutional amendment in 1865. But, there were several states that opposed the 13th amendment. And Mississippi didn’t get around to voting on it until 1995.
By Monica Land KILMICHAEL – The members of the Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Church are celebrating their 35th annual homecoming celebration this weekend and the public is invited for refreshments, fellowship and fun. The church will host a “Sunday School” picnic, complete with games, on Saturday, May 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, […]