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Barbour Accused Of Having 'Fuzzy Memory' Of MLK History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's memory of a 1962 event in which he claimed he and some friends had gone to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak in his h...

Haley Barbour Appears To Have Confederate Problem

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Does Haley Barbour have a Confederate problem? It's a question hounding Mississippi's Republican governor as he gears up for a...

Haley Barbour Won't Denounce Confederate License Plate

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he won't denounce a Southern heritage group's proposal for a state-issued license p...

Controversy Over Proposal For KKK Leader License Plate Comes At Perilous Time For Barbour

Politics Daily | Suzi Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Sons of Confederate Veterans has launched a campaign to issue one of the specialty license plates honoring Confederate Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford For...

Haley Barbour: Civil Rights Era In Mississippi Not Something I Recall Well

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he has little personal recollection of Freedom Summer activities in his state in 1964, when...

Haley Barbour: Civil Rights Museum Should Be Built In Mississippi

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Possible presidential contender Gov. Haley Barbour – under fire recently for comments that critics claim minimized the pr...

Barbour's Release of Scott Sisters No Shining Example of GOP's Ugly Racial Past

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Barbour deserves credit for taking the step to right a colossal legal wrong. But taking that step can't absolve Barbour, the GOP and the white South of its ugly racial history.

Haley Barbour Has No Excuse

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

Barbour's recitation of Mississippi history is 180 degrees in the wrong direction. His remarks on Citizens Councils and the Ku Klux Klan can be "clarified" from now until the last racist is voted out of public office.

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Clarifies Controversial Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After facing intense criticism Monday over his comments about civil rights and the White Citizens Council, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbou...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour's Brother Bemoaned Blacks 'Not Listenin' To White People Like They Used To'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 1971 book Yazoo: Integration in a Deep-Southern Town by journalist Willie Morris paints a far more complicated picture of Yazoo City...

Amanda Terkel

Haley Barbour Under Fire For Civil Rights Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) has set off a firestorm of controversy over his comments on the civil rights era in his hometown of Y...

Eugene Robinson: Haley Barbour's 'Civil Rights Fairy Tale'

The Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who may seek the Republican nomination for president, is trying to sell the biggest load of revisionist nonsense about...