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Culture

Telling Every Story: Intimate Photographs, and Antics, of Bonny Parham in Amory, Miss.

Long-time newspaper editor Bonny Parham had a consistent presence and a personal stake in her community. Amory, Miss., was her home, and she documented its happenings for 40 years, from the 1960s to 2000. The perfectionist had to do good work not only for the newspaper’s survival but also because she needed the meager small-town newspaper salary for her and her son to eat and have a roof over their heads. Her photos live past her and now document the town through her eyes.

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Shows Sammy Moon with LGBTQ Fund volunteers
In-Depth

‘It Makes Us Feel Human’: LGBTQ Fund Fights for a Mississippi ‘Without Alienation’

LGBTQ Fund of Mississippi founder Sammy Moon considered moving away with his partner amid a raft of anti-LGBTQ legislation, but decided to stay and use his experience in philanthropy to make it a better place. The fund envisions a Mississippi in which “all LGBTQ Mississippians will live safely, openly and without alienation”—the opposite of Moon’s own experiences growing up.

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