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  • December 20, 2014Marion Barry Shares Memories with High School Students

    Marion Barry Shares Memories with High School Students

    “I was born in the Delta of Mississippi in a town called Itta Bena, about 15 miles from Greenwood. About 35 miles from Greenville. About 10 or 15 miles from Indianola, where B.B. King grew up. My..

  • June 17, 2014Timothy L. Jenkins Talks to Young People

    Timothy L. Jenkins Talks to Young People

    Students from McComb, Mississippi shared their National History Day Projects at a reception at the African American Civil War Museum on June 17, 2014. There were 40 guests in attendance,..

  • June 14, 2014McComb Students Teach and Learn in Washington, D.C.: 2014

    McComb Students Teach and Learn in Washington, D.C.: 2014

    On June 12, 2014, eleven students from McComb High School traveled to Washington, D.C. from Mississippi. In addition to competing in the National History Day competition, activities were scheduled..

  • January 30, 2014C.C. Bryant Honored on Mississippi Freedom Trail

    C.C. Bryant Honored on Mississippi Freedom Trail

    On January 20, 2014, McComb Legacies students were among the 100 attendees at the unveiling of a Mississippi Freedom Trail marker honoring the legacy of civil rights pioneer Mr. C.C. Bryant at his..

  • November 11, 2013Tinker Tour Makes Historic Stop in McComb

    Tinker Tour Makes Historic Stop in McComb

    Mary Beth Tinker of the famous Tinker v. DesMoines Supreme Court case visited McComb during her Tinker Tour. Close to 50 years ago at age 13, Tinker was one of a group of students who were suspended..

  • October 10, 2013Congratulations to Falana McDaniel and the Samuel Proctor Program

    Congratulations to Falana McDaniel and the Samuel Proctor Program

    We extend a big congratulations to McComb Legacies teacher (2012-2013) Falana McDaniel and to McComb Legacies partner the Samuel Proctor Program for the awards they received at the 2013 Oral History..

  • June 11, 2013McComb Students Learn and Teach in Washington, DC

    McComb Students Learn and Teach in Washington, DC

    Fourteen high school students and five staff members from McComb, Mississippi arrived in Washington, DC on June 8, 2013 for the National History Day competition. In addition to the competition,..

    Marion Barry Shares Memories with High School Students

    Marion Barry Shares Memories with High School Students

    “I was born in the Delta of Mississippi in a town called Itta Bena, about 15 miles from Greenwood. About 35 miles from Greenville. About..

    December 20, 2014

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    McComb Legacies “Planning for the Future”

    McComb Legacies “Planning for the Future”

    On Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 10 McComb Legacies students met. They came up with ideas to kick the year off, including a history float in..

    August 12, 2014

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    McComb Legacies Summer Institute 2014

    McComb Legacies Summer Institute 2014

    The student historians of the McComb Legacies Project in Mississippi kicked off their 2014-2015 school year program with the fourth annual..

    July 28, 2014

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    Timothy L. Jenkins Talks to Young People

    Timothy L. Jenkins Talks to Young People

    Students from McComb, Mississippi shared their National History Day Projects at a reception at the African American Civil War Museum on..

    June 17, 2014

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    McComb Students Teach and Learn in Washington, D.C.: 2014

    McComb Students Teach and Learn in Washington, D.C.: 2014

    On June 12, 2014, eleven students from McComb High School traveled to Washington, D.C. from Mississippi. In addition to competing in the..

    June 14, 2014

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    Education: A Civil Right and a Personal Responsibility

    Education: A Civil Right and a Personal Responsibility

    “Education: A Civil Right and a Personal Responsibility” is a 2014 documentary produced by McComb Legacies students on the 50th..

    June 12, 2014

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    Winning Entries at Mississippi History Day

    Winning Entries at Mississippi History Day

    McComb students excelled at the Mississippi History Day competition today in Hattiesburg. Four entries won 1st or 2nd prize, including two..

    February 22, 2014

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    McCombLegacies.org is a collaborative effort of the McComb School District and community members of the Local History Advisory Committee who are committed to the research, documentation, and sharing of McComb’s history.

    The website and this news blog are supported in part by a grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to Teaching for Change called “A Community of Promise: Building Strong Schools and Neighborhoods Through History, Activism, and Collaboration.”