Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:16:35 GMT
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody. While officers searched for inmate Micah Phillips on Highway 11, Phillips father pulledMore >>
A Jones County Adult Detention Center inmate who walked away from a work crew Monday afternoon is now back in custody after being turned in by his father.More >>
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:09:06 GMT
Since then end of the 2013-2014 basketball season, Southern Miss head men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has been rumored to be a candidate for several openings at other schools. Monday night, TyndallMore >>
University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Director Bill McGillis confirmed on his twitter account Tuesday morning that men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has accepted a position at the University of Tennessee.More >>
Monday, April 21 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:52:34 GMT
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery. Nolana Griffin pleaded guilty to the four counts ofMore >>
A 40-year-old Walthall County Junior High teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery.More >>
1870: Hiram Revels Becomes First Black U.S. SenatorMore >>
February 29, 1968
Kerner Commission Documents a Divided Society
After six months of study into race riots in American cities, the Kerner Commission issued its findings on this date in 1968. A number of cities, including Los Angeles, Detroit and Newark, were torn by race riots during the summers of 1965-67. President Lyndon Johnson appointed the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to investigate the causes of the unrest.
The commission took its name from its chairman, Ohio Gov. Otto Kerner. The commission said black Americans faced many problems in addition to open discrimination, documenting a need for education, jobs and housing. The commission warned that the United States was "moving toward two societies, one black, one white - separate and unequal."
With the election of Richard Nixon and a more conservative Congress in 1968, few of the Kerner commissions recommendations were carried out.
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