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DJ Hawkins gets Fulbright Grant.

DJ Hawkins receives Fulbright Grant Award

From THE DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL Millsaps College senior DJ Hawkins has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and study in Russia as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). A biochemistry major from Clarksdale, Hawkins plans to pursue a career as a gastroenterologist. He is the 16th Millsaps student to be awarded a Fulbright grant. “Being […]

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Handcuffs, Clarksdale, MIssissippi.

Handgun charge stops a fleeing Roosevelt Smith

From WROX: A weekend traffic violation has resulted in the arrest of 38-year old Roosevelt Smith. Clarksdale police stopped Smith Saturday night around 6:30PM near Yazoo and 5th Street.  Smith ran from the scene but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit and was charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun. Today’s […]

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The children of Spring Initiative, Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Spring Initiative Newsletter (it’s magnificent!)

Mini Spring is almost 2 months old! Our newest cohort of 1st and 2nd grade students joined the Spring family in mid-January. It has been wonderful to get to know these curious, energetic, funny, creative, and brilliant little Mini Springsters! We want to give you a chance to meet them, too. You’ll be seeing a […]

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Japanese internment, 1942.

2 Day in Civil Rights: FDR signs Japanese internment order

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1942: President Franklin Roosevelt signs Executive Order leading to forced internment of 120,000 men, women and children of Japanese ancestry living in the western U.S. From EJI Timeline During the early twentieth century, prejudice against Japanese Americans was rampant in the United States. After Japanese military forces bombed American forces at […]

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One of the three separate trials for the soldier revolt in Houston, Texas, 1917. This is from the court martial of 64 members of the 24th Infantry.

2 Day in Civil Rights: 13 executed in 1917 soldier revolt

From 2018 EJI Calendar 2017:  Thirteen black soldiers are executed after local police beat and shoot black troops stationed in Houston, Texas, prompting 156 soldiers to revolt.  In all, 16 are hanged and 50 soldiers are sentenced to life in prison. From EJI Timeline Thirteen Black Soldiers Executed After Revolt Sparked by Local Police Brutality […]

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President John F. Kennedy orders an end to racial discrimination in federally financed housing.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Kennedy bans race discrimination in fed financed housing

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1962:  President John F. Kennedy orders an end to racial discrimination in federally financed housing. From EJI Timeline President Kennedy Orders End to Discrimination in Federal Housing On November 20, 1962, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11063, banning federally funded housing organizations from discriminating against individuals on the basis […]

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Clarksdale Hight School Wildcats.

Clarksdale Football this weekend

From WROX: Three of Coahoma County’s prep football teams will see action tonight but only one has a home game.  The Clarksdale Wildcats play Tunica’s Rosa Fort high school tonight at Crumpton Field; you’ll hear that game on WROX Radio beginning with our pre-kick show at 6:35. The Lee Colts visit Indianola Academy tonight and […]

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Disappointments expressed at CPU Board Meeting

From WROX: At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities board, longtime resident Bubba O’Keefe expressed disappointment at the board’s decision to terminate General Manager Mark Johnson, CFO Steve Reed and communications director Chris Campos, citing positive momentum within CPU during their tenure. O’Keefe stated that the public is frustrated by not knowing why the […]

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Takao Ozawa.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Supreme Court Bans Japan Immigrants Citizenship

From 2018 EJI Calendar 1922:  The U.S. Supreme Court hears argument in Ozawa v. United States where it unanimously upholds law banning Japanese immigrants from becoming American citizens. From EJI Timeline In Ozawa v. United States, U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Law Banning Japanese Immigrants from Becoming Citizens Beginning in 1790, the immigration laws of the […]

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