Today is the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., so we thought it was a good time to reintroduce a project Oxford Stories students collaboratively created called The Lorraine Motel: 50 Years After the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Mississippi Delta sharecropper shacks restored to rent lead to conversation about places with complex histories
In the famous farmlands of the Delta, where cultural history is as rich as the soil, there have been efforts to tear down the fabric of history it has come to represent. “Sharecropper shacks,” popularized during the post-Civil War agricultural system, were let by tenant farmers who would work the land.
The Confederacy was an alliance of seven slave-holding states that included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas. During the Civil War, the Confederate states fought to keep African Americans enslaved. Many Southern whites needed African American labor to make money in their fields and farms.
The University of Mississippi unveiled six new contextualization plaques this month, completing the two year process of planning and discussion between the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context and the local community.
Kate Martin taught in the Delta school system, where she experienced a beautifully broken place. Her teaching career started in the Delta at a small school in Sunflower County. Since she obtained an alternative teaching license, she had a lot to learn about classroom management.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel written by Harper Lee that has a become a classic of modern American literature. The novel has been used in the curriculum of thousands of high schools across the United States because of the narratives about racial inequality and the cultural significance of the novel.
The NFL National Anthem protest is an ongoing topic. Many athletes protest by taking a knee during the anthem, and some hold their fist in the air during the song.
Around a year ago, an intense fervor rose within Oxford. The introduction of a Mississippi bill forced everyone to ask themselves where the line should be drawn between LGBT rights and religious freedom.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: African American UM journalism alumni discuss professional experiences
Friday was the third day of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media’s “It Starts With Meek” campaign promoting diversity and inclusivity. The Friday focus was alumni who returned to share their experiences. […]
The Media Rewind J101 mass communication students at the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media provide weekly blog posts on media-related topics. The class goal is to better […]
Georgia Williams Oxford Stories Meek School of Journalism and New Media students and faculty have organized a host of events that will be happening in the next few days. The various workshops and panels all […]
Brantley Meaders Oxford Stories email@example.com According to civil rights attorney and University of Mississippi School of Law professor Cliff Johnson, talking about race is difficult for students today. However, in his profession, […]
Kendra Newton While some continue to debate whether #BlackLivesMatter or #AllLivesMatter, we asked Mississippi students what one or both phrases mean to them. Kimberly Ward, 30, is an entrepreneur who believes #BlackLivesMatter […]
Madison Hyatt firstname.lastname@example.org University of Mississippi student, Jordan Samson, voluntarily withdrew from the university after posting racist comments on social media in September. On Sept. 23, a screenshot of Samson’s comment on […]
By Kathryn Abernathy, Kasey Cohan, Morgan Gusella, Madison Hyatt, and Rowan Ryan In the fifth story of an election coverage series, we randomly interviewed students on campus to ask if they feel […]
Skyler Crane Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal email@example.com The experience arrived via proposal. The Meek School of Journalism and New Media wanted volunteers from the school of journalism to attend and assist in […]
Courtney Kamm HottyToddy.com It has been a few weeks since the University of Mississippi decided to remove the Mississippi flag from campus. We asked students what they think about the removal of […]
James Lott HottyToddy.com On Oct. 16, members of the Black Student Union, along with Alpha Phi Alpha, held a rally to bring down the Mississippi state flag. During the rally, protesters […]
Austin Ivy HottyToddy.com On Oct. 16, 2015, University of Mississippi students and the NAACP orchestrated a campus-wide rally protesting the Mississippi state flag on campus that bears a Confederate emblem. austin1906A senior […]
Dominique R. McGhee HottyToddy.com Every Halloween, people dress up as ghosts and witches and celebrities for a night of fun and fright, but sometimes that fun shifts towards the offensive and hurtful. […]
Ashley Gambrel The Oxford Eagle After days of voting, protesting, and debating, the University of Mississippi has removed the state flag from the Lyceum Circle. The flag was taken down early Monday […]
Rachel E. Anderson The Oxford Eagle “Your heritage is hate,” chanted the crowd of outraged college students. On Oct. 16, the University of Mississippi NAACP led the Take Down the Flag Rally […]
Ashley Gambrel The Oxford Eagle Nine years after the statue of James Meredith was brought to the University of Mississippi campus, students are still finding motivation and encouragement in it. “Being a […]