Daily Archives: February 2, 2015

Black History | Herbert Lee | NAACP member killed for registering voters

Herbert Lee was a 42 year old a dairy farmer and father of nine children in Amite County. He had been a member of the NAACP since the early 1950s. When SNCC voting rights activists started working in Amite and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Willie Hutch Week

One of the unsung heroes of 1970s soul, Willie Hutch was never the big name he deserved to be. The smooth singer/composer had a few major and moderate hits, but commercially, he didn’t make it to the level of Marvin … Continue reading

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