Sunday, May 19 2013 11:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:26:30 GMT
Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
They came, looking like a sea of orange--Natalie's favorite color, more than 200 strong.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-20 01:05:52 GMT
More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for D.U.I offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol. Mississippi is joining the list of statesMore >>
More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for DUI offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:35:57 GMT
A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears an disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:47:27 GMT
Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty. In Petal, a special graveside services was held for native Danny Nash. Nash was shot and killedMore >>
Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty.More >>
1870: Hiram Revels Becomes First Black U.S. SenatorMore >>
February 28, 1942
Detroit Rebellion an Omen of Deadly Riots
An armed crowd of some 1,000 white neighbors was on hand when black tenants attempted to move into Detroit's new Sojourner Truth housing project on this date in 1942. The crowd tried to block access to the project, but a car, driven by an African-American, drove through the picket line. Fighting raged for several hours until police were able to restore order. It was several months later before the black tenants were finally able to move in.
No one died in the February rebellion, but many historians view it as a precursor of the race riots that erupted in Detroit during the summer of 1943. Jobs in defense factories drew many southerners -- black and white -- to Detroit during World War II. The newcomers found a city as segregated as the communities they had left behind.
Racial tensions mounted, and in 1943 violent rioting erupted. Before order was restored, 34 people, 25 of them black, had died. African-American leaders complained that police had targeted blacks while ignoring crimes committed by whites. (Sojourner Truth was a former slave who became a preacher and orator. She supported rights for women and African-Americans during and after the Civil War.)
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