White southern politicians designed the distribution of benefits under the GI Bill to uphold their segregationist beliefs. So, while white veterans got into college with relative ease, Black service members faced limited options and outright denial in their pursuit for educational advancement.
Mississippi House Rep. Jeramey Anderson announced his campaign today to become the next mayor of Moss Point, his native city, which is located just north of Pascagoula in coastal Jackson County.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, wife Elee Williams Reeves and their two eldest children are getting tested for COVID-19 after the youngest of their three daughters, Madeline Tate, tested positive for the novel coronavirus.