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From jeers to cheers: RFK speaks at Ole Miss

Historic columnist Jack Mayfield shares a column he wrote in 2005 about Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to Ole Miss in 1966. (March 15, 2015, Page 3C)

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    Breathe the dream

    About 50 people attended the annual candlelight march around the Square on Monday evening before attending a service at the Burns Belfry Museum where Rev. James Hull gave a message encouraging everyone to be a hero.

     (January 20, 2015, Page 1, 3)

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      Black Power or Freedom Now – Meredith’s ‘March Against Fear’

      Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the civil rights efforts of first black UM student James Meredith when he started the “March Against Fear,’ in 1966. (January 18, 2015, Page 2C)

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        Is state becoming a more welcoming place?

        News Editor Jonathan Scott, here during LGBT History Month, looks at the progress made in equal rights and civil rights for all Americans around the country and in Mississippi. (October 24, 2014, Page 4A)

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          Voter ID takes state in wrong direction

          News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at Mississippi’s voter ID law that will be in place in the upcoming primaries and writes that the state should remove that burden on would-be voters and also consider implementing early voting. (May 8, 2014, Page 4)

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            Local leaders named to civil rights board

            Four of the 15 members of the Mississippi State Advisory Committee are from Oxford. The committee evaluates and reports on civil rights concerns in the state for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. (May 6, 2014, Page 3)

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              A step toward equality

              Staff Writer Melanie Addington celebrates Wednesday’s decisions by the Supreme Court dealing with same-sex marriages and civil rights, but points out that there’s still lots left to do before everyone is equal. (June 28, 2013, Page 4A)

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                Local pastor pens minister-activist’s memoir

                When you mention civil rights and activists, most people think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, James Meredith, et cetera. Editor Don Whitten writes about a book by local pastor Chet Bush that brings us one more man – a Mississippian, Dr. Charles Johnson – we should know about. (February 6, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Community to honor King

                  Several events are planned in Oxford to honor and celebrate the life of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. including a candle light vigil at Second Baptist Church and an afternoon of activities at the Abbeville School. (January 18, 2013, Page 1A)

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                    ADA compliance a battle for civil rights for all

                    Stacey Reycraft, a longtime advocate for the rights of people with disabilities, writes a guest column about accessibility to voting precinct sites around the county as well as the ongoing battle to help those with disabilities. (October 10, 2012, Page 4)

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