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Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truth’s Panel Discussion

Eccole LLC’s 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House Benefiting Displaced Families and Youth Advocacy (What’s Really Haunting Our Youth) Saturday, 7:00 pm., Oct. 27th, 2018 105 DeSoto, Clarksdale Clarksdale, MS and Surrounding Areas ~ Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House is an awakening to real challenges encountered […]

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Issaquena Ave., Clarksdale, Oct. 1939.

A Great Issaquena Ave. Photograph

This terrific image of Issaquena Avenue this month in 1939 comes via Clay Motley, Clarksdale friend and Ph.D. associate professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University.  Image source here. ClarksdaleNews remembers weekends on Issaquena in the late ’50’s and into the early ’60’s.  Even then, the crowds seemed larger than in this image, and […]

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Emmett Till.

Emmett Till Cousin to Speak at Delta State

From WROX: A cousin of Emmett Till will be in Cleveland tonight talking about the 1955 abduction and killing of the black teenager which helped galvanize the civil rights movement. Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. will speak at 7PM at Delta State University.  Parker traveled from Chicago to Mississippi together; Parker says he heard Till whistle […]

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Martin Luther King Atlanta protest arrest, 1960.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Martin Luther King Arrested in Atlanta Protest

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1960:  Martin Luther King joins sit-in protest in department store in downtown Atlanta and is arrested with 51 others for attempting to desegretate the city’s stores and restaurants. From EJI Timeline Martin Luther King Arrested in Atlanta Sit-In Protest On October 19, 1960, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 51 others […]

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The lynching of George Armwood, Princess Anne, Maryland, 1933.

2 Day in Civil Rights: The lynching of George Armwood

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1933:  Mob of 2,000 in Princess Anne, Maryland takes George Armwood from jail, beats him, hangs him, drags his body through the streets, then burns his corpse. From EJI Timeline Two Thousand Whites Brutally Lynch George Armwood in Maryland On October 18, 1933, a mob of at least 2000 white residents […]

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Jonny Grammage.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Jonny Gammage killed in routine traffic stop in PA

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1995:  Five Police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania kill black motorist Jonny Grammage during a routine traffic stop by pinning him facedown on the pavement until he asphyxiates. From EJI Timeline Three Pennsylvania, Police Officers Kill Unarmed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Jonny Gammage, cousin and business partner of Pittsburgh Steelers football […]

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