Mississipi

Authorities arrested congregation member Andrew McClinton and charged him with one count of first-degree arson in the burning of a Black church that was also vandalized with the words "Vote Trump" in Mississippi on Nov. 1.

The announcement came nearly 52 years to the day of the disappearances of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who were brutally murdered while working as part of a massive campaign to register African-American voters in Mississippi in 1964.

MONEY, Miss.— The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is providing $152,000 to restore a gas station as part of the story of Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old from Chicago who was lynched for whistling at a white woman in 1955. Ben Roy’s Service Station stands next to what used to be Bryant’s Grocery and […]

MONTICELLO, Miss. — Cory Maye, a prisoner who was sentenced to death then life in prison for killing a police officer that he believed was a home invader, will be released from prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter. The Huffington Post reports: Shortly after midnight on December 26, 2001, Maye, then 21, was drifting off […]