A former University of Mississippi student was indicted by a federal grand jury on federal civil rights charges for allegedly hanging a rope around a statue of the university’s first black student.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Graeme Phillip Harris was indicted on one count of conspiracy to violate civil rights and one count of using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students because of their race. (March 29, 2015, Page 1A)
Local columnist Jimmy Reed recalls a lesson he learned – later rather than sooner, and the hard way rather than the easy – about using the hangman knot he’d been taught by his friend and mentor, Jaybird. (November 19, 2013, Page 4)