Poor People’s Campaign

(1968, 2003) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was delivering a sermon in Clarksdale in late 1967 when he was told that he needed to see the economic ruin of African-Americans in Marks, Mississippi (Quitman County). Upon arrival, Dr. King wept. […]

Protest for Black Studies Curriculum

(2/25/1970) Eighty students and a black professor demonstrated for the establishment of a Black Studies program on February 25, 1970. After their attempt the students were arrested and taken to the Lafayette County Jail. Sources: “We Cannot Walk Alone Exhibition” […]