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  • Fifty years after Freedom Summer, civil rights volunteers reflect on activist lives

    By tessc

    August 15, 2014 | 11:27 am

    At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to introduce themselves.

    It took three hours to hear what they did in the Magnolia State back...

  • Santorum’s Southern sweep mars Romney’s front-runner status

    March 14, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Rick Santorum swept two Southern states in Republican primaries, complicating Mitt Romney’s status as front-runner and all but burying Newt Gingrich’s chance for the nomination.

    Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who emerged from last place in polling as recently as December...

  • Miss. Jewish casino worker wins discrimination lawsuit

    August 22, 2011 | 10:56 am

    A federal jury found that a Mississippi man was fired from his casino job because he’s Jewish.

    Marc Silverberg was fired from his job as food and beverage director at Sam’s Town Casino in August 2008 because of what his former employer claimed was poor performance.

    Silverberg...

  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’” David Oyelowo Stars in “Who Do You Love” at L.A. Jewish Film Fest

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 11, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    The closing night film of the 2011 Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, “Who Do You Love”—starring Alessandro Nivola and David Oyelowo (of the upcoming “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”)—will screen on May 12 at Laemmle’s Town Center 5 in Encino. It’s a biopic about Leonard Chess...

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  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus...

  • The Road to Mississippi

    By Sophia Kamran

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Driving through the deserted streets of New Orleans, we peered through the windows of our charter bus and watched as we drove past miles of destroyed homes. As we approached our destination, Waveland, Miss., the houses became increasingly tattered and decayed; on some lots, only...

  • Jewish-Black Ties Loosen Over Years

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    The storied tale of Jewish Northerners heading South in the 1960s to fight for blacks' voting rights has taken its place as one of the most distinctive cross-cultural relationships in U.S. history.

    Until now, the 1964 murders of three civil rights campaigners has been unresolved....

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