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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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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)

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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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      History Repeating Itself

      Local columnist Jimmy Reed writes about gun control, saying that the ultimate goal of gun control is total power over the people. (January 22, 2013, Page 4)

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        Knowing your history and what it means

        The basics of education – the “Three R’s” – are important, but so are other subjects taught in school. Editor Don Whitten writes about history and its importance to us and offers a quiz about Pearl Harbor Day to make a point. (December 7, 2012, Page 4A)

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          He Was Right

          Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look back four years at a newspaper columnist’s words and sees that those predictions about American politics have turned out to be correct. (November 6, 2012, Page 4)

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            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)

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              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)

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                Soldier looks at 1962 from different perspective

                Researchers, historians, Ole Miss professors and James Meredith himself have all written books about Meredith’s admission to the University of Mississippi and the accompanying violence. Editor Don Whitten points readers to yet another view – former military policeman Henry Gallagher’s just-released book detailing what he saw and experienced in Oxford in 1962-63. (September 28, 2012, Page 4A)

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                  Big week for celebrating birthdays

                  We’ve been celebrating Oxford’s 175th birthday for several months and Wednesday will mark our nation’s 236th birthday. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at all the festivities going on this week as the LOU community celebrates. (July 2, 2012, Page 4)

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                    Celebrating Easter – something for everyone

                    Did you attend Palm Sunday services last weekend? Have plans for an Easter egg hunt the next couple of days. Looking forward to Easter Sunday? Editor Don Whitten writes about all of the events going on the week of Easter and reminds readers to make sure they connect the dots on what Easter is all about. (April 5, 2012, Page 4A)

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