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August 23, 2012

Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.

 
Camping and kayaking are wonderful ways to have good, clean fun, reconnect with nature, and blah blah yadda yadda  bite me. No, camping in campsites is fun, and kayaking down well known and well charted rivers is just a hoot. This story is not about that. Indeed, this story is about as far from it as you can get, unless your tribe’s name is Flecheiros and you spear your daily lunch-fish from a river in the Amazon.

July 1, 2011

Margaret Ann Morgan covers the unveiling of the first marker on the Civil Rights Trail, Bryant Grocery, where Emmett Till whistled at a white woman.

July 1, 2011

Margaret Ann Morgan covers the unveiling of the first marker on the Civil Rights Trail, Bryant Grocery, where Emmett Till whistled at a white woman.

May 18, 2011

Fifty-six years after the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the state is officially recognizing the event's place in Mississippi history.

Fifty-six years after the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the state is officially recognizing the event's place in Misissippi history.

Till allegedly whistled at a white woman in a store in Money, Miss. and that's now the first stop on the state's Civil Rights Trail.

Till's family members, local residents and politicians were among those present at the unveiling of the Bryant's Grocey Historical Marker.

This is the first marker to be unveiled on the trail. Eventually there will be 25 markers in all.

May 18, 2011

Fifty-six years after the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the state is officially recognizing the event's place in Mississippi history.

Fifty-six years after the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, the state is officially recognizing the event's place in Misissippi history.

Till allegedly whistled at a white woman in a store in Money, Miss. and that's now the first stop on the state's Civil Rights Trail.

Till's family members, local residents and politicians were among those present at the unveiling of the Bryant's Grocey Historical Marker.

This is the first marker to be unveiled on the trail. Eventually there will be 25 markers in all.

October 10, 2010

Simeon Wright was among the last people to see Emmett Till alive.

 

Simeon Wright was among the last people to see Emmett Till alive.

 

Wright will be on campus this Wednesday to discuss the events of the night Till was abducted.

 

August 26, 2010

 

SUMNER -- They passed the pen among themselves. Black hand to white hand, white hand to black hand. And one by one, all 14 wrote their names on an antique brown sheet of paper.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: produced by the Delta Project, an in-depth report from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. This is the first of a series of articles to be run in The Daily Mississippian.

August 26, 2010

 

SUMNER -- They passed the pen among themselves. Black hand to white hand, white hand to black hand. And one by one, all 14 wrote their names on an antique brown sheet of paper.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: produced by the Delta Project, an in-depth report from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi. This is the first of a series of articles to be run in The Daily Mississippian.