Mississippi History and Southern Culture are under attack. Citizens across the state are rightfully concerned that tragic events that occurred hundreds of miles away are being used by the unscrupulous and politically ambitious to shut out the reminders of our past. At MississippiPEP.com, we are curating articles and commentary from across the nation regarding this very important conversation.
It has been said that, at it’s best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.
However, because of the actions of some of Mississippi’s high ranking officials, that mutual concern is being turned into divisiveness, unnecessarily and irresponsibly pitting Mississippians against one another.
Discussions about removing historical references are dangerous. But it is almost certain now that the 2016 Session of the Mississippi Legislature will be forced to visit this issue. The people of Mississippi must be engaged in the discussion. The only thing that moves legislators is pressure.
Our aim is simple, we will keep everyday Mississippi citizens informed so that you may have the facts and the historical truth to organize and mobilize when necessary to be sure your voice is heard.