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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

race relations

Man who tied rope around Meredith statue indicted by grand jury

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)

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    Taking part in Racial Reconciliation Week

    It takes work and communication to improve race relations, and this week’s Racial Reconciliation Week being put on by the Department of Athletics at Ole Miss and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation offers lots of opportunities for local residents to do just that. We salute those planning this week and encourage all to take part. (September 22, 2014, Page 4)

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      Racial profiling a concern for LOU?

      About 75 members of Oxford’s black community met with law enforcement officers from local agencies to discuss their concerns about roadblocks and racial profiling. (May 7, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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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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          Providing a path for others

          The congregations of First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church in Oxford are providing a path toward racial reconciliation for others in the region, state and nation to follow. (September 4, 2013, Page 14)

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            Church seeks, finds forgiveness

            In the second and final installment of  a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, Second Baptist Church extends grace to First Baptist Church. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

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              Church confronts past sin

              In the first of a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, today’s installment focuses on how the congregation of First Baptist Church confronted its past. To read the church’s recently adopted “Resolution on Reconciliation and Revival,” click on the “news” button above. (September 3, 2013, Page 1)

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                NAACP local reps, law enforcement discuss county murders

                Members of the local chapter of the NAACP met with law enforcement officials Thursday to discuss the rash of murders in the county and how they can help each other to bring the communities together to bring an end to the violence. (July 15, 2013, Page 1, 12)

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