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Mississippi Civil Rights

Mississippi To Teach Civil Rights History In Every Grade

The Associated Press | Shelia Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Teacher John Paola says his high school history course in southern Mississippi would be incomplete if it didn't include an emphasis on the turbulent c...

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 | 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 Under Fire For Civil Rights Comments | 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...