A black man was killed in a Mississippi jail after not giving up his bus seat, his family says. Now his story is resurfacing 70 years later.
Samuel Bacon’s story is one that will forever be left without concrete answers, as disparate accounts describe him in a variety of ways — ranging from a belligerent passenger who caused a disturbance to a hero who simply stood up for his civil rights.
It’s not enough to merely recognize the influence of black women in politics, especially when it involves shifting favor toward a white male candidate. Black women, long underrepresented in American politics, deserve a stable seat at the table.
New Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Museum of Mississippi History will work together to tell the state’s story
The two museums, which will open to the public Dec. 9 in Jackson, share a building and tell the entire story of Mississippi.