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Local Sorority Chapter Raising Scholarship Funds for Mississippi HBCUs  

The Social Action Committee of the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is using public forums to bring community voices together on issues that affect Mississippians. The forums have focused on topics like health equity, redistricting, voter suppression, supporting gender equality and educational disparities and inequalities. 

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A purple Emmett Till River SIte sign, riddled with bullets, behind plexiglass with a plaque beneath it
MFP Voices

They Said Emmett Till’s Name to Me. Now, I Say it for Myself.

I was 15 years old the first time someone said Emmett Till’s name to me, and I’d hear it countless times over the ensuing years. I say his name now for myself, proving my English professors’ belief that Emmett Till’s blood cries out to us from the pen of Mississippians. I say it even though the governor and half the Legislature might say that it’s proof of the nefarious “critical race theory” infiltrating Mississippi schools.

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