1964: THE FIGHT FOR a RIGHT

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By the mid twentieth century, Mississippi's African Americans had suffered from nearly 75 years of slavery by another name - Jim Crow discrimination. In 1964 in Mississippi, people died in an effort to force the state to allow African Americans to exercise their constitutional right to vote. Although, the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer has passed, the struggle for voting rights is still pertinent. According to the NAACP, states have recently passed the most laws limiting voter participation since Jim Crow. Moreover, these laws also disenfranchise other people of color, the elderly, poor, and disabled.

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8/26/2015
1 p.m.
8/29/2015
3 p.m.
8/30/2015
4 a.m.
8/31/2015
6 p.m.
2/13/2018
1 p.m.
7/4/2018
11 a.m.
7/8/2018
8 p.m.
7/9/2018
1 a.m.
4/16/2020
noon
7/5/2020
3 p.m.
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