MARKS, Miss. — Fifty years ago, the Poor People’s Campaign, conceived by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a means to advocate for equality and opportunity, was launched in Mississippi, defiantly, in the weeks after his assassination. A half-century later, countless retrospectives often present the tumultuous spring of 1968 as the closing of the Civil […]
Evelyn Jossell is the superintendent of Quitman County, Mississippi public schools.