Tag Archives: Mississippi

Elvis, Tupelo, & race

My mother grew up poor in Tupelo, Mississippi, next door to Elvis. In spite of the strong Jim Crow (forced segregation) laws, they played with both black and white kids. My Southern parents raised me in Arkansas and Tennessee and … Continue reading

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The College That Changed My Life

There is a popular book called Colleges That Change Lives. Somehow the college that changed my life — The University of Tennessee Martin — is not in the book. UTM was 50 miles away from my home and the only … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders And Church Diversity

I watched a two-hour documentary on PBS about the Freedom Riders, a group of young people (mostly college students) both black and white (committed to non-violence), who rode public busses together into the Deep South (in 1961) to challenge state segregation laws that … Continue reading

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My #VIII Greatest American Of All Time

Ida B. Wells is remembered during Black History month but it is hard to find much about her in American history books.  However, in my thinking, she is the 8th greatest American of all time.  Ida B. Wells was born a … Continue reading

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