CIVIL RIGHTS: The music of Freedom Summer

by Colin Fields. The Plough Fannie Lou Hamer was the twentieth child born to a sharecropping family on a Mississippi plantation. She grew up picking cotton – by the time she was thirteen, she picked two to three hundred pounds of cotton every day – and endured the degradation and violence of Jim Crow society. By … Continue reading CIVIL RIGHTS: The music of Freedom Summer

CIVIL RIGHTS: PCUSA endorses sign-on letter opposing Mississippi discrimination

Earlier this week, Pax Christi USA endorsed and signed onto the following letter, circulated by Faith in Public Life. As evangelicals, mainline Protestants and Catholics we are alarmed by the pending Mississippi bill that would allow virtually anyone, including businesses, to discriminate against customers in the name of religious liberty. We call on Mississippi and … Continue reading CIVIL RIGHTS: PCUSA endorses sign-on letter opposing Mississippi discrimination