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Wednesday, February 3, 1999

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  • Jackson Capital Center, Inc.

    In the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, Mississippi’s political and financial leaders ruled with Jim Crow laws and used violence to terrorize and intimidate black communities. In the 1990’s, Mississippi’s white financial and political elite has resorted to more sophisticated means of disenfranchising black Mississippians: the use of downtown business improvement districts, or BID’s.

  • Kwame Ture Speech On FBI, CIA and MLK, Jr.

    Mississippi is a place where the late Kwame Ture spent time in the 1960’s helping to enfranchise the black community at a time when black voters faced harassment and terror at the voting booths. As leader of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), he was often jailed and beaten by the police for these efforts. He left SNCC to join the Black Panther Party, and later led the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, which was founded by Ghanaian president and independence leader Kwame Nkrumah.