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Friday, April 25, 2014

James Meredith

Letters to the Editor

David Smith and Bobby Clanton write about New Editor Jonathan Scott’s recent column on intolerance, Smith to say that Scott “speaks truth to power” and Clanton to ask if the goal is to push an agenda or improve lives. (March 24, 2014, Page 4A)

The media, the South and the same ol’ at Ole Miss

Guest columnist Lee Habeeb writes about the recent incident involving the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss and offers a more aggressive rebuttal to the response given by school officials. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Hopeful signs seen on path to better race relations

Events around the community – this summer’s dialogue and action between First and Second Baptist churches about past wrongs, last weekend’s dedication of the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center and this weekend’s open house at the former black, one-room Newell School – are all signs of progress in race relations. News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the events and others which hopefully point to bigger things still to come. (September 26, 2013, Page 4)

2013 Oxford Film Fest offers lots for locals

The 2013 Oxford Film Festival set for this weekend will offers all types of films, but two areas – music and local films – will probably be of special interest to many of those attending the festival screenings. Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at some of the offerings, including this year’s community film project. (February 20, 2013, Page 4)

Same-sex unions and changing tides

It’s shouldn’t be surprising, Staff Writer Melanie Addington writes, to see the Episcopal Church leading the way in change with the recent announcement that congregations can bless same-sex unions. (February 7, 2013, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Student leaders at the University of Mississippi write an open letter to students, faculty and alumni responding to disturbing incidents on campus last week. (November 14, 2012, Page 4)

JFK tapes book offers close-up view of history

Those who study U.S. presidents, history and movements often cite presidential museums and libraries as excellent sources of information. Don Whitten writes about a “portable” look at John F. Kennedy’s term through a book that includes tapes and transcripts of notable events of the early 1960s. (October 8, 2012, Page 4A)

Former UM students recall riots

  • Highlights of African-American achievements at Ole Miss
  • Former UM students recall riots and how what Meredith did impacted them today

 (October 1, 2012, Page 5A)

Equality – we’ve come far, have far to go

News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look back at some of the good and bad of the 50 years since James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi, pointing out that the journey is one we have to steadily keep traveling. (October 1, 2012, Page 4A)

UM movie maker turns fascination into film

Matthew Graves, filmmaker with the University of Mississippi, will present his new hour-long film, “Rebels: James Meredith & the Intergration of Ole Miss,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gertrude Ford Center. (September 28, 2012, Page 1B, 2B)

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