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  • Mississippi Monte Carlo

    The Atlanta Monthly looks at how Tunica County, in the Mississippi Delta, has long been among the poorest places in the US, but casino gambling is changing Tunica's prospects--the golf courses are sprouting and retirees are soon to move in. Meanwhile, blacks, Tunica's majority, are not sharing in the boom and are under financial pressure to leave the land that their labor transformed from a vast swamp. (January 1996)
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    Ku Klux Klan member Dyron De La Beckwith was tried twice in 1964 for the 1963 murder of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers, neither all-white jury could agree on a verdict for Beckwith. Thirty years later in the same courtroom, Beckwith was found guilty of murdering Evers.
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    Northside Sun (Jackson, Miss.) discovers that the University of Mississippi Medical Center, while making a lot of money for department chairmen, was declining in quality of care and in other programs, Nov. 4, 1993.
  • Sad song of the delta

    Time magazine looks at the rural section of Mississippi called the Delta, and profiles the disparity in income, racism, and traditions that continue to hang on in the region, but also shows positive signs of progress.
  • The haunting of the new South.

    Esquire reports on the prosecution of a man accused of the murder of NAACP and civil rights activist Medgar Evers, who was shot in Mississippi in 1963, July 1991.
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    Newsweek examines the environmental status of the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana, looking at the effects of chemicals, sewage, pesticides, toxins and sediments that make their way into the river, April 16, 1990.
  • River of Despair

    Wall Street Journal travels to the lower Mississippi Delta, the poorest region of the United States, where up to half the people live in poverty and the gap between rich and poor is not stabilized by a middle class.
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    The Sun Herald (Biloxi, Mississippi) reports on a sheriff's department's anti-drug running operation on Interstate 10 that singles out Latin American males driving large American Sedans; the "hunting" is ineffective and unconstitutional, Dec. 3 - 4, 1989
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    Probe (New York) cracks open the files of the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, which from 1964-1968 employed secret-police tactics to crush the civil rights movement, Winter 1990.
  • Van Dorn: Massacre or Myth

    WLBT-TV (Jackson, Miss.) series tries to shed light on rumors of an alleged massacre of black troops at Camp Van Dorn in Mississippi in 1943 by tracking down witnesses.