Mississippi Burning – Still

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Today I got a glimpse of Mississippi 40 years ago. In the small peaceful town of Poplarville, a city is brought back to a time that it would rather forget. Over twenty hooded White Knights descended upon the courthouse building in the center of town. Even though it was pouring rain they persisted in bringing their message and distributing their pamphlets.

It was a surreal scene and one that I hope to never see again, honestly. I was and still am in awe. My wife and I drove away and barely spoke a word, just dumbfounded by what we had seen. Mississippi has worked very hard to remove the stereotypes and correct the image most people have of this great state. Unfortunately events such as this bring Mississippi crashing backwards.

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