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Chrissy Valentine: Burning Desires | Mississippi Roads | MPB

11/08/13
Jackson, Mississippi artist Chrissy Valentine works in a variety of media, but her most unique pieces are her elaborate and imaginative ...

Murder | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/12/13
Medgar Evers pulled into his driveway just after midnight on June 12, 1963. He was carrying Jim Crow Must Go T-shirts as he stepped from ...

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06/12/13

Rally | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/11/13
On June 7, 1963, the NAACP held a mass rally at the Masonic Temple in Jackson. Thirty five hundred people came. Opera star Lena Horne sang. ...

Firebomb | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/10/13
May 29, 1963. The Evers home was firebombed. Someone threw a Molotov cocktail into the carport. After that, Medgar Evers taught his ...

Help Me | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/10/13
More often than not, Negroes who joined the NAACP faced economic reprisal. So Medgar Evers accepted donations and tried to make food and ...

Boycott | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/10/13
'Sacrifice for Human Dignity.' That was the name Medgar Evers gave to a boycott of segregated businesses on Jackson's Capitol Street. This ...

Schools | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/10/13
In a 1958 speech, Medgar Evers noted the deplorable conditions in Negro schools in Mississippi. He declared that quality education 'cannot ...

Voting | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/06/13
Elaborate legal systems were designed to keep Negroes from voting In addition, there were the threats of job loss and physical harm. But if ...

Membership | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/06/13
In the mid 1950s, it was quite risky for Negroes to join the NAACP. Still, Medgar Evers continually tried to get new members. He spoke to ...

Emmet Till | Medgar Evers Remembered | MPB

06/06/13
Emmett Till's murder was one of the many cases Medgar Evers brought to prominence as Mississippi's first NAACP Field Secretary. But Evers' ...

Why MPB Matters to Teachers

06/05/13
We provide classes to keep teachers trained, and curricula to help them in the classroom. Tell us how much you love the work we do for ...