November 24, 2015
The Cause Was Never Lostby Jason Morgan Ward in the American HistorianOn September 12, 1920, armed white men abducted a black prisoner from the Clarke County jail in Quitman, Mississippi. The captive, Will Echols, had been transferred from a neighboring county "for safekeeping" after the Mississippi Supreme Court stayed his execution. Convicted of murdering a white night watchman at a local lumber plant, Echols narrowly avoided the gallows when another black convict confessed to the crime.
October 22, 2015
Civil Rights forum highlights struggle, progressOctober 30, 2015Contact: Zack PlairMississippi State graduate student Nick Timmerman moderates a panel including Stephanie Rolph, assistant professor of history at Millsaps College; Shirley Hanshaw, associate professor of English at MSU; Michael Vinson Williams, dean of social sciences at Tougaloo College; and Chris Taylor, president of the Oktibbeha County chapter of the Nation
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