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Count Them One by OneBlack Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote$
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Gordon A., Jr. Martin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737899

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737899.001.0001

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Mississippi Today

Mississippi Today

(p.231) Chapter 22 Mississippi Today
Count Them One by One

Gordon A. Martin

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the many changes in Mississippi since the 1960s. These include the sale by the Hederman family of the Clarion-Ledger, the Daily News, the Hattiesburg American, and six weeklies to Gannett in April 1982; the growing number of African American students at the University of Mississippi; the passage in 2006 of legislation directing the State Department of Education to teach civil and human rights education in the state’s public schools, as well as creating the Mississippi Civil Rights Education Commission; and the large number of black officeholders in Mississippi compared to Alabama, and all other states.

Keywords:   human rights, University of Mississippi, African American students, black officeholders

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