Civil Rights

Happy Easter AD 2018

From the historic marker: DR. KING VISITS LAUREL On March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke here at St. Paul Methodist Church to rally support for the Poor People’s March on Washington against economic injustice. King told the… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 8-1-2017

Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. History professor Andrew Kahrl tracks racial discrimination through the tax assessor’s office.  This article provides interesting insight concerning race and property ownership and cites several Mississippi examples in Edwards and Waveland. It also touches… Read More ›

Money Craftsman

In the rural Delta community of Money, and next door to the crumbling Bryant’s Grocery, which became infamous as the beginning of the Emmett Till tragedy in 1955, is the Craftsman-style Ben Roy Service Station. Because the Money Store itself is… Read More ›