university of mississippi
October 19, 2015 -
A protest held last week at Ole Miss calling for the removal of the state flag with its Confederate emblem was crashed by a group of Southern secessionists. In recent decades the school has struggled to divest itself of Confederate symbolism, drawing intense protests.
May 18, 2015 -
The Republicans running Mississippi have the prison system in shambles, workers' compensation gutted, education on a precipice — and journalist Joe Atkins looking back to populist Louisiana Gov. "Uncle" Earl Long for solace.
October 1, 2012 -
Today marks 50 years since James Meredith became the first black person to enter the University of Mississippi, sparking a riot that some have called "the last battle of the Civil War." Now 80, he has continued to baffle admirers and detractors throughout his life.