Supreme Court will consider challenge to Section 5 of Voting Rights Act


In an order Friday, the justices agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections. The high court considered the … Continue reading Supreme Court will consider challenge to Section 5 of Voting Rights Act

Our State Flag: What Does It Really Mean?


Tim Krause joins Mississippi PEP as a contributing columnist. Click the Contributors tab at the top of the page to see our growing list.  A personal plea for change BY: Timothy A. Krause--M.S. History 1997, USM; 17 years public education system of Mississippi   I was born in 1954, at the height of the “Dixiecrat” … Continue reading Our State Flag: What Does It Really Mean?

June 12–On this day in Mississippi history . . .


In the early morning of June 12, 1963, Evers pulled into his driveway after returning from a meeting with NAACP lawyers. Emerging from his car and carrying NAACP T-shirts that read "Jim Crow Must Go," Evers was struck in the back with a bullet fired from an Enfield 1917 rifle; it ricocheted into his home. He staggered 30 feet … Continue reading June 12–On this day in Mississippi history . . .