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April 8, 1990 | from Associated Press
Margaret Walker Alexander at 74 is a living time capsule of the agony of black education in Mississippi. Her great-grandfather was a literate freed blacksmith in Georgia who fell in love with a slave while shoeing horses on a plantation. One of their children became a Baptist minister and helped found a Negro college in an abandoned hospital in Natchez that became Jackson State University.
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November 14, 2001 | Associated Press
Seven Jackson State basketball players and another male student were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery and rape. The university had suspended several players on Monday after a female student filed a formal complaint last week. Sophomore guard Damien Smith and Cedric Gilbert are charged with sexual battery and rape and were being held at the Hinds County (Miss.) jail on $100,000 bond.
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May 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Time has claimed much of the anger and terror of the night 30 years ago when daily clashes between white motorists and black students ended in a barrage of police gunfire that left two young people dead at historically black Jackson State University. Today, the bullet-scarred walls of Alexander Hall still attest to the violence that forced Mississippi to look at race relations and at the way its police respond.
NEWS
May 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Time has claimed much of the anger and terror of the night 30 years ago when daily clashes between white motorists and black students ended in a barrage of police gunfire that left two young people dead at historically black Jackson State University. Today, the bullet-scarred walls of Alexander Hall still attest to the violence that forced Mississippi to look at race relations and at the way its police respond.
SPORTS
November 14, 2001 | Associated Press
Seven Jackson State basketball players and another male student were arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual battery and rape. The university had suspended several players on Monday after a female student filed a formal complaint last week. Sophomore guard Damien Smith and Cedric Gilbert are charged with sexual battery and rape and were being held at the Hinds County (Miss.) jail on $100,000 bond.
NEWS
April 30, 1988 | United Press International
Housing discrimination remains "a significant problem" despite 20 years of federal effort to root out bias in the real estate and mortgage industries, Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds said Friday at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. Reynolds said the agency's campaign to fight discriminatory housing practices has been "impressive," but critics of the Administration disagreed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1989
In an effort to increase the number of blacks entering science and engineering fields, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech signed agreements Tuesday for a joint academic program with seven historically black colleges and universities in the South. "The black colleges and universities have a great resource we have not been tapping," said Martin Leipold, manager of the program for JPL. He said the Pasadena area lab will offer summer research jobs to the students, and JPL scientists and Caltech professors will lecture at the schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2001
Leon Gray, 49, who teamed with John Hannah to give the New England Patriots a formidable blocking duo in the 1970s, was found dead in his Boston home over the weekend. Police said Gray appeared to have died of natural causes, although the cause of death was not immediately determined. A native of Mississippi, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Gray earned academic and music scholarships to Jackson State University, where also he played football.
NEWS
May 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
As thousands of people watched, a bell tolled on the Kent State University campus Thursday at 12:24 p.m., marking the exact moment National Guardsmen opened fire 30 years ago on antiwar protesters. The Victory Bell sounded 15 times: once each for the four students killed and nine wounded at Kent State and once each for two students killed at Jackson State University in Mississippi 10 days later. The shootings on May 4, 1970, stunned the nation and galvanized the antiwar movement.
NEWS
April 8, 1990 | from Associated Press
Margaret Walker Alexander at 74 is a living time capsule of the agony of black education in Mississippi. Her great-grandfather was a literate freed blacksmith in Georgia who fell in love with a slave while shoeing horses on a plantation. One of their children became a Baptist minister and helped found a Negro college in an abandoned hospital in Natchez that became Jackson State University.
NATIONAL
October 10, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The widow of Medgar Evers fought back tears as Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Mississippi governor, announced he's naming a new Navy supply ship for the slain civil rights pioneer. "I think of those who will serve on this ship and those who will see it in different parts of the world. And perhaps they, too, will come to know who Medgar Evers was and what he stood for," Myrlie Evers-Williams said at Jackson State University, where Mabus made the announcement. Evers was Mississippi field secretary of the National Assn.
SPORTS
February 24, 1993
Tackle Jackie Slater said Tuesday he will return this fall for his 18th season with the Rams. Slater ranks 13th on the all-time NFL list in games played with 238--all with the Rams. Slater will move into a tie for fifth on the all-time seasons played list. "I'm feeling good," Slater said in a statement. "I still love doing what I'm doing and I'm looking forward to being a part of turning the Rams' team around this year."
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