Civil rights

Sinking to knees, Mrs Mamie Bradley weeps as body of slain son, Emmett Louis Till, 14 arrives at Chicago Rail Station.

Mississippi’s darkest days on display in new museums

New Civil Rights Museum goes where public schools, textbooks don’t

It’s time our educational institutions instilled some civic-minded values in students

Learning is about more than college readiness, and we ignore that at our peril

Vivian W. Pinn, M.D., Senior Scientist Emerita NIH, speaks at the dedication ceremony of a building renamed Pinn Hall in her honor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA. 

Removing racist monuments is about making history, not erasing it

We need to memorialize more statues of trailblazers such as physician Vivian Pinn

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, August 1964.

OPINION: Fannie Lou Hamer survived a prison beating, taught black people their rights and stood up to a president

So why don’t more students know about this Mississippi Civil Rights heroine?

A 2015 file photo of movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harassment allegations. A leading Hollywood studio has launched an inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment concerning Weinstein, one of its founders.

Betsy DeVos, our educational system helps produce Harvey Weinsteins and we need to change that

Our education secretary should know that victims of sexual assault need more protection, not less

The threat of Big Brother undermines a push to gather data about college student performance

Opponents of collecting more data now cite privacy fears, especially for Dreamers

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Trevion Williams (left) and Jashun Griffith (right), both 13, students at Crystal Springs Middle School in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, chat at the Haley Farm lake gazebo.

A ‘civil rights camp’ teaches kids a history they’re not learning in school

Mississippi teens travel to Tennessee to learn about activism and the Civil Rights Movement

How much do you know about The Civil Rights Movement?

We asked students at K-12 schools in Mississippi that question. Here is what they said

The Civil Rights Movement hero you’ve never heard of

A graphic story of Clyde Kennard, the civil rights activist sent to jail for his effort to integrate a Mississippi university

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