Monday, May 28, 2007
Blog Across Mississippi Civil Rights History Tour
On June 30, I'm leaving for the Mississippi Delta to visit Margaret Block, Unita Blackwell and others involved in the modern civil rights movement. We'll be traveling in and out of the Delta for 10 days as we photograph important spots and talk about the region's history. You are invited to "travel" along on this blog. We have very few scheduled stops, but here are the first two:
June 1 - Charleston, Miss.
Margaret Block and I will attend the program honoring Birdia Keglar, civil rights advocate, who was killed in 1966.
June 2 - Meridian, Miss.
We will attend the funeral of Mrs. Chaney, James Chaney's mother.
Other points we'll be visiting:
Rolling Fork, Drew, Ruleville, the Brooks Farm, Parchman, Clarksdale, Glendora, Holly Springs, Cleveland ... we'll pay special attention to Sovereignty Commission folks.