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Writing for Freedom: A Multidisciplinary Study of Freedom Schools Then and Now

Writing for Freedom: A Multidisciplinary Study of Freedom Schools Then and Now

 “Education should enable children to possess their own lives instead of living at the mercy of others.” —Charlie Cobb Jr...

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Students Consult With Historians

Students Consult With Historians

In addition to reading books by noted historians on the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, students in McComb had the..

December 31, 2012

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Promote the Vote in the Classroom

Promote the Vote in the Classroom

In October of 2012, the McComb School District participated in the statewide Promote the Vote Campaign. Teachers from several schools used..

November 15, 2012

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Students Join Preparation for Medgar Evers Anniversary Events

Students Join Preparation for Medgar Evers Anniversary Events

Next year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assasination of Mississippi civil rights activist Medgar Wiley Evers. A World War II..

October 23, 2012

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Dr. King Memorial Architect Tells Students: “We carve our own destiny early.”

Dr. King Memorial Architect Tells Students: “We carve our own destiny early.”

On Oct. 19, McComb high school students experienced an up close and personal interview session framed by inspiring words to culminate the..

October 22, 2012

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Mississippi Delta Freedom Project

Mississippi Delta Freedom Project

McComb was honored to send five students and one teacher to participate in the 5th Annual Mississippi Freedom Project Tour and Speaker..

September 24, 2012

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Staying After School to Study History

Staying After School to Study History

The Business and Technology Complex of the McComb School District erupted with summer musings and anxious anticipation as students convened..

September 24, 2012

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Fannie Lou Hamer Institute Summer Youth Program

Fannie Lou Hamer Institute Summer Youth Program

For the second year in a row, McComb high school students were selected to participate in the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Institute summer..

September 1, 2012

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Students as Historians: Voting Rights History

Students as Historians: Voting Rights History

In July, twelve high school students from McComb stood in the hot shade of an Amite County farm and listened to a blues musician perform..

August 2, 2012

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McComb Students Travel to Washington, DC

McComb Students Travel to Washington, DC

Thirteen high school students from Mississippi’s McComb High School came to Washington, DC for an educational trip from June 7-14,..

June 14, 2012

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