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A Ride Down Paradise Road (ESPN.com, October 17, 2014)

After Ferguson, Grant Makers Seek Solutions to Racial-Justice Issues (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 28, 2014)

Ole Miss nickname lives on (Clarion Ledger, August 1, 2014)

Ole Miss plan seeks to address racial issues (USA Today, August 1, 2014)

Four articles by Le Temps, PDF files in French:  Sur la route des droits civiques (July 8, 2014);  Selma-Montgomery, lamarche pour citoyenneté à part (July 29, 2014); Lyndon Johnson, guide de la révolution des droits civiques (July 30, 2014); L’Amérique noire de BarackObama (July 31, 2014)

50 years on, race relations in Mississippi take a far different tone (Hechinger Report, June 22, 2014)

Civil rights lessons in Miss. schools inconsistent (Clarion Ledger, June 22, 2014)

50 years on, race relations in Mississippi take a far different tone (McClatchy DC, June 20, 2014)

Get your seat at the welcome table, New Orleans’ racial reconciliation program: Jarvis DeBerry (Times-Picayune, May 21, 2014)

Racial reconciliation hard to find at Welcome Table informational meeting (Times-Picayune, April 29, 2014)

Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states (AP, April 26, 2014)

N.O. City Hall launching program for racial reconciliation (The New Orleans Advocate, April 23, 2014)

Mitch Landrieu launches racial reconciliation dialogue with $1.2 million grant (Times-Picayune, April 23, 2014)

Mayor’s Office Announces New Initiative on Racial Reconciliation (City of New Orleans, April 21, 2014)

In Mississippi, glorifying the Old South no longer pays the bills (Aljazeera America, April 5, 2014)

Joint Statement from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Winter Institute Opposing the Passage of SB2681 (April 3, 2014)

Grandson of South African Apartheid Prime Minister on Healing Racial Rifts (MPB Online, March 30, 2014)

Institute Statement re. Discriminatory “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (March 2014)

Miss. religious-practices bill faces deadline (Sun Herald, March 3, 2014)

Experts to exchange insights on historical trauma (Bloemfontein, South Africa, Feb. 21, 2014)

Institute Responds to James Meredith Statue Defacement (Feb. 17, 2014)

Q & A with Jennifer Stollman: As Freedom Summer anniversary approaches, push is on for ‘cultural change’ in Mississippi (Hechinger Report, Feb. 10, 2014)

A Historical Marker is Unveiled at the home of McComb Civil Rights Leader the Late C.C. Bryant (MPB Online, Jan. 21, 2014)

Darby, Rainey: Let us begin South Carolina’s journey to reconciliation (The State, Columbia, SC, Jan. 19, 2014)

New ETV film aims to foster racial reconciliation in SC  (The State, Columbia, SC, Jan. 4, 2014)

Honor sought for trio slain in ’64 (Clarion Ledger, Jan. 4, 2014)

Our Tribute to the Legacy of Nelson Mandela in Mississippi (Dec. 5, 2014)

2013

Getting beyond ‘hatred and bitterness’ will improve education in Mississippi (Hechinger Report, Oct. 25, 2013)

Mississippi to make history by opening civil rights museum (Al Jazeera America, Oct. 23, 2013)

BBC Radio story, “Mississippi 50 years on,” includes interview with Winter Institute intern Hope Owens-Wilson (Aug. 26, 2013)

Winter Institute’s Glisson Selected as “New Hero” of Civil Rights (Southern Living, Sept. 2013)

Q & A with Winter Institute’s Leroy Clemons: Nearly 50 years after Freedom Summer, education is key to change in Mississippi (Hechinger Report, Aug. 13, 2013)

Reclaiming the Narrative About Race (Huffington Post, Aug. 1, 2013)

Trayvon Martin Case: Evers, Till Legacy Comparison Controversial (Clarion-Ledger, Jul. 17, 2013)

“Growing Our Own” Puts Spotlight on Summer Youth Institute (Daily Mississippian, Apr. 3, 2013)

2012

University of Mississippi’s William Winter Institute Honored with Civil, Human Rights Award (Clarion-Ledger, Sept. 18, 2012)

“OUR OPINION: New Initiatives Present Opportunities,” Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, March 4, 2012

“Higher Education Briefs: Institute Receives $3.1M, 3-Year Grant,” Clarion Ledger, March 2, 2012

“William Winter Institute Awarded $3.1 Million Grant,” Jackson Free Press, February 27, 2012

“Blacks Devalued from Birth,” Clarion Ledger, February 27, 2012

Civil Rights a Year-Round Lesson in Miss. Schools, Clarion Ledger, January 16, 2012

2011

Honoring Freedom’s Path, Washington Post, August 28, 2011

Citizens’ Council’s tax status revoked, Clarion Ledger, July 23, 2011

‘Freedom’s Sisters’ features Miss. icon (link opens a PDF file), Clarion Ledger, May 22, 2011

Winter: More work needed on race, education, Associated Press, February 3, 2011
Click here to read Governor Winter’s essay (link opens PDF file)

Civil rights veterans: Today’s hate rhetoric is deja vu, CNN.com, January 17, 2011

Civil rights museum gets lift from governor, Clarion Ledger, January 16, 2011

Ole Miss’ Institute for Racial Reconciliation inspires imitators, ClarionLedger.com Jerry Mitchell’s blog, January 7, 2011

University of Arkansas-Little Rock Chancellor Establishing Racial Institute To Heal Old Wounds, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, January 4, 2011

2010

Beyond racism: lessons from the South on racial discrimination and prejudice, The Christian Science Monitor, September 18, 2010

Call for Justice Sets Off a Debate, New York Times, July 18, 2010

Mississippi Delta: the land economic recovery never visits, McClatchy, April 11, 2010

Group’s retreat focuses on unity, The Greenwood Commonwealth, February 2, 2010

2009

Civil rights marker vandalized again, The Clarion Ledger, November 12, 2009

Shining a Light on a Dark Past, Oxford Eagle, November 2, 2009

Mississippi mandates civil rights classes in schools, The Christian Science Monitor, October 4, 2009

Mississippi’s Failure, New York Times, September 20, 2009

Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter honored at Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on anniversary of bombing, Birmingham News, September 16, 2009
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Civil Rights Added to Schools’ Curriculum, Jackson Free Press, August 14, 2009

Group hopes to ‘bridge’ racial divide, Greenwood Commonwealth, August 12, 2009

Commentary: What’s the ‘Teachable Moment?’, CNNPolitics.com, July 30, 2009

‘Lingering injustice:’ Till homages suffer setbacks, The Clarion Ledger, July 17, 2009

Miss. killings under review, The Clarion Ledger, June 21, 2009

A brotherly understanding: Service to honor Medgar Evers’ legacy, The Clarion Ledger, June 13, 2009

First Black Mayor in City Known for Klan Killings, The New York Times, May 22, 2009

Black mayor of Mississippi town brings ‘atomic bomb of change’, CNN.com, May 22, 2009

Philadelphia elects first African-American mayor, The Neshoba Democrat, May 20, 2009

Waters of Change, The Sun Herald, May 8, 2009

Vandals deface civil rights marker, The Clarion Ledger, March 27, 2009

Racial reconciliation panel meeting goal, The Clarion Ledger, February 1, 2009

2008

Sandersville Native Shad White Wins Coveted Rhodes Scholarship, UM Newsdesk, November 21, 2008

Committee member issues call for personal responsibility in improving race relations, The Greenwood Commmonwealth, October 30, 2008

Mississippi gets an ‘F’ for reporting zero hate crimes, The Clarion Ledger, October 28, 2008

Birthplace of Elvis Struggles with Change, The Washington Post, October 21, 2008 (video link)

Rase kan avgjøre valget, DN.no — Oslo, Norway, October 12, 2008 (article in Norwegian)

The new ‘Ole Miss’ hosts debate full of symbolism, The National — Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 27, 2008

Mississippi, Proud of its Racial Progress, Happy to Shine in the Spotlight Brought by Debate, blackamericaweb.com, September 26, 2008

Exorcising Mississippi’s Ghosts, Al Jazeera, September 26, 2008

Unwelcome Visitors at the Ole Miss’ Debate: the Ku Klux Klan, Time, September 26, 2008

Debate highlights Mississippi’s racial evolution , The Associated Press, September 25, 2008

Ole Miss hopes presidential debate will spotlight campus progress, The LA Times, September 25, 2008

When Mississippi changed the nation, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, September 25, 2008

Debate Host, Too, Has a Message of Change, The New York Times, September 24, 2008

Debates give University of Mississippi a chance to highlight racial progress, The Guardian, September 22, 2008

At Ole Miss, a Valedictory to the Old South, The Washington Post, September 21, 2008

For Ole Miss, debate marks school’s progress, The Associated Press, September 20, 2008

‘Times have changed’: Civil rights, women’s movements intertwined, The Clarion Ledger, September 18, 2008

Mississippi Learning, Exhibitor Online/Corporate Events Magazine, Summer 2008

Groups discuss race, The Greenwood Commonwealth, May 20, 2008

Group encouraging dialogue between races, The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 30, 2008

Historic Contest Verges On Knockdown-Dragout Racial Brawl, Newhouse News Service, March 17, 2008

The subject of race rears its head across U.S., Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, March 14, 2008

Barack Obama remporte largement le Mississippi et consolide le “vote noir”, Le Monde, March 12, 2008 (article in French)

A Race Apart, BBC Radio 4, February 29, 2008

Race relations forum participants pledge to return, Daily Times Leader, February 2, 2008

2007

Conference aims at racial justice, healing, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, November 12, 2007

When did you become aware of race?, The Commercial Dispatch, October 18, 2007

Haunted by Emmett Till murder, town reconciles, Miami Herald, October 3, 2007

Decades later, an apology for Emmett Till slaying, Atlanta Journal Constitution, October 2, 2007

Tallahatchie County to formally apologize to Till’s family, The Clarion Ledger, October 2, 2007

Miss. County Sorry for Till Murder Trial, Associated Press, October 2, 2007

Murder of black teen still haunts Miss. town, The Times-Picayune, September 30, 2007

Emmett Till: Opening the doors to understanding, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, September 24, 2007

Unfinished Business, Memphis Commercial Appeal, September 19, 2007

Recovery funds missing lower-income residents, report claims, The Clarion Ledger, September 5, 2007

Tracking cold cases: Feds probing 100 lesser–known killings, The Clarion Ledger, September 2, 2007

West Point may be next stop in racial–reconciliation tour, The Clarion Ledger, August 5, 2007

Past prompts call for racial reconciliation, The Clarion Ledger, June 22, 2007

Civil rights activist June Johnson dies, The Greenwood Commonwealth, April 17, 2007

Dearman to receive prestigious Silver Em journalism award, The Neshoba Democrat, March 28, 2007

SURVEY: THE AMERICAN SOUTH Goodbye to the blues, The Economist, March 1, 2007 (SUBSCRIPTION REQUIRED)

2006

Race reconciliation group plans projects, events, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, September 26, 2006

It’s Time Mississippi Established a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, History News Network, September 25, 2006

‘Justice can’t just forget’ long-ago racial killings, Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 13, 2006

Rape case divides a proud city, Miami Herald, May 23, 2006

Leaders: Racial injustice becoming a thing of the past, Clarion-Ledger, May 21, 2006

Waco Recalls a 90-Year-Old ‘Horror’, NPR, May 13, 2006

Apology: The word has potent meaning for some communities, Waco Tribune-Herald, May 14, 2006

In Waco, a Push To Atone for The Region’s Lynch-Mob Past, Washington Post, April 26, 2006

Family history becomes ‘a calling’, Memphis Commercial Appeal, April 10, 2006

Civil Rights history law could be historic one, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, March 9, 2006

UM study focuses on racial discrimination’s economic impact, The Sun Herald, March 3, 2006

Racism might have cost state its economy, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, March 2, 2006

Mississippi Landmarks Swept Away, Dallas Morning New, February 12, 2006

Philadelphia, Miss., Searches for an Identity Beyond Historic Racial Tension, Memphis Commercial Appeal, February 10, 2006

Struggle Bonds Women: ‘We Were All Sisters’, Miami Herald, February 5, 2006

2005

Statement of the Mississippi Coalition, a multiracial group of Mississippi leaders, on its vision for Hurricane Katrina recovery, December, 2005

Katrina Blew Away These Schools’ Racial Barriers, LA Times, December 14, 2005

Winter Institute awards the first CC Bryant Award for Community Organizing to the Philadelphia Coalition. October 25, 2005

Will KKK fade into history?, Clarion-Ledger, July 15, 2005

Local governments respond to concerns, Oxford Eagle, June 28, 2005

Killen trial was about justice, but sent image message, too, Clarion-Ledger, June 26, 2005

We’ve come far, and we’ve far to go, Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, June 23, 2005

Relief greets Klansman’s conviction after 41 years, Sydney Morning Herald, June 23, 2005

Ex-Klansman convicted in ’64 killings, Clarion-Ledger, June 22, 2005

Racial wrongs retraced, Raleigh News & Observer, June 22, 2005

Mississippi town forges a hopeful future from racist past, Boston Globe, June 20, 2005

Mississippi trial 40 years in the making, Cleveland Jewish News, June 14, 2005

Jury Selection Begins in 40-Year-Old Mississippi Civil Rights Murder Case, Voice of America, June 13, 2005

A last push for justice in civil rights-era killings, Baltimore Sun, June 13, 2005

Jury selection in Killen trial begins today, The Daily Mississippian, June 13, 2005

Mississippi trial: After a bleak era, a new day, Memphis Commercial Appeal, June 13, 2005

Murder in Mississippi: After 41 years, the infamous slayings of three civil rights activists return to center stage in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen this week, Memphis Commercial Appeal, June 12, 2005

U.S. Senate to apologize for lynchings, The Daily Mississippian, June 9, 2005

Monument to be finished by fall semester, The Daily Mississippian, June 9, 2005

Precinct named after Bryant, McComb Enterprise-Journal, March 16, 2005

Amos group aims for change, The Daily Mississippian, March 4, 2005

Amos Group Cites Audit Report, The Daily Mississippian, Feb 4, 2005

City, County Pledge Support for Amos effort, Feb. 4, 2005

2004

’50s Civil Rights Leader Will D. Campbell Returns to UM Campus, Named Honorary Chaplain, October 12, 2004
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Civil Rights Battlegrounds Enter World of Tourism, New York Times, August 10, 2004

Audio/video of June 20, 2004, Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Memorial Service

Winter Institute Gets Grant While Helping History Unfold June 10, 2004

Institute for Racial Reconciliation Helps Unite Town for Cause June 1, 2004

Amos Network reaches into Northeast Mississippi Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, April 26, 2004

New movement pursues ‘a stronger community for all’ Oxford Eagle, April 30, 2004

National Public Radio Features Gov. William Winter, Feb. 28, 2004

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    • Click here to read speeches by Gov. Winter and Rev. John Perkins on the occasion of Mission Mississippi honoring them for their leadership (also available in the January 2011 issue of The Wellspring).

 

 

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