Investigative reporter & founder, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting. Helped put 4 KKK members, serial killer behind bars. 2009 MacArthur fellow.
#OTD 1917, #CivilRights pioneer CC Bryant was born in Mississippi. Local @NAACP president worked w/ Medgar Evers, Bob Moses. KKK bombed his barbershop, home & church, but he continued to fight. Depicted in Freedom Song. #Courage @DJohnsonMSNA #HistoryCP
#OTD 1865, Union Gen. Sherman issued Field Order 15, giving each freed family 40 acres, with some receiving mules (“40 acres & a mule"). After #POTUS Lincoln was assassinated, #POTUS Johnson reversed Field Order 15. #History #HistoryMattersM  @spikeleeatters
#HappyBirthday @jamesearljones ! Overcame stuttering to become 1 of world’s greatest actors. Voiced #StarWars ' Darth Vader#LionKing 's Mufasa. World's biggest challenges? Health & sanity: “I say sanity because #racism is a form of insanity.” #SundayVibes
To Kill a Mockingbird: The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one that makes you think. #SaturdayMorning
40 yrs ago today, jury convicted Bob Chambliss in #KKK ’s 1963 bombing of Birmingham church, killing 4 little girls. skipped classes to watch trial. Later successfully prosecuted 2 more Klansmen in case.