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#BlackHistoryMonth-Mississippi legislature is honoring Vernon Dahmer at the State Capitol in #JacksonMS next Monday. Sen. John Horhn said, “He was a champion of equal protection under the law. He was a champion of voting rights. He was a champion of all people having economic freedom.”

#BlackHistoryMonth-Mississippi legislature is honoring Vernon Dahmer at the State Capitol in #JacksonMS next Monday. Sen. John Horhn said, “He was a champion of equal protection under the law. He was a champion of voting rights. He was a champion of all people having economic freedom.”

civil rights 1963 / Megar Evers killed in his own driveway for encouraging blacks to vote. June 12, 1963

civil rights 1963 / Megar Evers killed in his own driveway for encouraging blacks to vote. June 12, 1963

Robert Hassler, 86, of Detroit, a Montford Point Marine, served his country in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1949.

Robert Hassler, 86, of Detroit, a Montford Point Marine, served his country in the South Pacific from 1942 to 1949.

The Notorious Mississippi Family You Won’t Learn About In History Books

The Notorious Mississippi Family You Won’t Learn About In History Books

One day, an Indian woman known as “Polly,” along with her mother, arrived at the farm. Thomas eventually took Polly as his second wife. By the time all was said and done, Thomas had 11 children with his first wife and 11 with his second wife.

Ida B. Wells-Barnett | 13 prénoms de filles pour rendre hommage aux femmes parmi les plus cool de l'Histoire

Ida B. Wells-Barnett | 13 prénoms de filles pour rendre hommage aux femmes parmi les plus cool de l'Histoire

A civil rights march in downtown Hattiesburg. Courtesy Mississippi Department of Archives and History, PI/1994.0005/Box 161, Folder 1.

A civil rights march in downtown Hattiesburg. Courtesy Mississippi Department of Archives and History, PI/1994.0005/Box 161, Folder 1.

NAACP chief Executive Roy Wilkins presents the Freedom Bell Award to Judge Thurgood Marshall.

NAACP chief Executive Roy Wilkins presents the Freedom Bell Award to Judge Thurgood Marshall.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by Alabama state troopers in a cafe, defending his Mother and Grandmother. His death inspired the March on Washington.

Jimmie Lee Jackson was killed by Alabama state troopers in a cafe, defending his Mother and Grandmother. His death inspired the March on Washington.

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