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Hunter Gray, a Civil Rights leader in JXN, MS, in the early 1960s, died earlier this week. He is most famously known for taking part in the 1963 Woolworth sit-in in JXN, which yielded this iconic photo. Gray is sitting at the counter, on the left. #Mississippi #NonViolence
In 2015 Gray wrote an account of the day for the @guardian: "That’s me in the picture. . . . They cut my face with sharp brass knuckles; someone cut the back of my head with the jagged edge of a broken sugar container. There was a good deal of blood." theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…
The picture of course went instantly everywhere. “Friends across the country called to say they had seen it, and we got letters from people all over the world.”

The image’s ongoing value, said Gray, was in reinforcing the idea that “change comes” from “grass roots people.”
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So I spent yesterday in a place I've written about but never really visited (which is always surreal): the Pearl River Swamp on the border of #Louisiana & #Mississippi.
During the Civil War this area (which is very close to the Free State of Jones that @vikki_bynum wrote about) was filled with anti-Confederate white men hiding out, trying to avoid having to fight the slaveholders' war.
I couldn't stop thinking about the WPA slave narratives about the area. The anti-Confederate whites learned how to hide from the enslaved, who learned from Native Americans.
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#TuesdayThoughts: I wasn't able to be as productive as I wanted to be this year given an (often-ass-kicking) autoimmune disorder, but here's a thread of a few highlights.

As always, I remain so grateful to you all for your continued support.❤️
First, I am very proud of co-editing, with @m_hild, Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power. We had perceptive, brilliant scholars contributing essays on a wide variety of topics. Look for the paperback release in 2019!

upf.com/book.asp?id=97…
Second, was absolutely honored to be asked to write a piece commemorating the life and legacy of #MartinLutherKing #MLK for the National Civil Rights Museum. I chose to write about #poverty and the #PoorPeoplesCampaign:

mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/50-voices-50-y…
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As usual, the @WashingtonPost story fails to mention that the named victims of the #NorthCarolina vote heist are Black. Because polite newspapers don’t mention race and the return of #JimCrow. washingtonpost.com/politics/certi…
BTW: "Ballot harvesting" is an old trick: posing as an official to gather opponents’ ballots, then tossing them in the garbage. huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/north-ca… #MarkHarris #DanMcCready #NorthCarolina #ElectionFraud
It is a variant of the "push polling" trick used against #MikeEspy in #Mississippi: telling Espy voters their preference has been recorded and therefore they don’t have to vote, as reported by our team here: gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi… #MississippiRunoff
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Just sayin' - I've got a graf in my #Mississippi piece for @BitterSouth tomorrow that's already made two grown men cry.

Facts can be devastating.

Keep pushing for the truth, my friends. The #ProgressiveSouth will ultimately prevail.
In the South -esp the Deep South- needing a #birthcertificate for #voter registration really is an impossibility for a sizable percentage of older African Americans.

This article is incredible:
#hospital #segregation #Mississippi
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
TFW you're waiting on your essay to drop after it's been described as such:

"It's going to stir up some shit, and do so with authority..."😉

Happy Thursday, peeps.
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#Mississippi fanatically attacked its voter rolls using #KrisKobach’s #InterstateCrosscheck list which targeted 146,054 voters in the state. From our #Georgia experience, about 29,000 voters would have been purged in 2017, just before the election.
We cannot give the exact number because the state is withholding the info. So, my attorneys have notified the state they will be facing a lawsuit under the National Voter Registration Act — the same lawsuit that forced #BrianKemp to cough up the #Georgia purge list.
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#Mississippi: Ugly Old Trick Targets #MikeEspy Voters gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi… #MississippiRunoff #MississippiSenateRace
Mike Espy, US Senate candidate, reveals the return of an outlawed #VoteSuppression tactic aimed at elderly voters. In the vote-stealing biz it’s called "push polling" in which a fake pollster cons a voter out of their vote. gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi…
Push-polling was infamously successful in elections in years past. For example, in 1996, supporters of Republican Sam Brownback, posing as pollsters, used it against Democrat Jill Docking. Funds for the “push polls” were traced back to Koch Industries. gregpalast.com/mississippi-mi…
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⌨️Texting for GOTV (Getting Out the Vote) or for a particular #Democratic candidate is a lot of fun actually & now there are a few opportunities to text on Monday 11/26/18 for #Mississippi runoff Senate race: Mike Espy @espyforsenate OR

✍️Sign up here!!
docs.google.com/forms/d/13ugjp…
⌨️Click here to sign-up to text for the #Georgia Secretary of State runoff election on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, 11/27-11/29/18.

📱💻You can do it on your phone or PC 100% from home now (usually you meet at a location to get instructions).

docs.google.com/forms/d/1vo3A4…
📄Instead, needtoimpeach.com is posting these instructions so you can handle it without leaving your house.

😆It might take 5-10 minutes to catch on, but when you do it really is fun, easy and it makes you feel like you are really helping.

📄Instructions, p. 1 of 10👇
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Think I've settled on a title for the piece I'll finish tomorrow. #Mississippi Goddam

#Nina #NinaSimone
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#Mississippi, join the #PostcardsToVoters team & help #MSSen Democratic candidate, Mike Espy win the U.S. Senate Special Election Runoff on Nov.27th. It's super easy, follow this thread to learn how...
2/ #PostcardsToVoters started in March 2017 as a volunteer-based effort to #GOTV for Dem candidates all over the U.S. Every election mattered to them - from local school board to U.S. Senate races. What started as a few thousand volunteers has grown to over 40,000 in < 2yrs.
3/ Can they organize a large GOTV postcard effort for a statewide federal election? YES THEY CAN! A year ago, I helped with the #PostcardToVoters effort to elect Doug Jones in the #ALSen race. The P2V team wrote over 350,000 postcards to remind Dems to VOTE!
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This is the woman who is trying to steal #Florida. Call your Senate and congressman at 202-224-3121 and demand this crook in Browafd County is stopped!

We need full pressure!

Call 202-224-3121

#flgov
#flsen
#VoterFraud
#StopTheSteal @FloridaGOP
@marcorubio @ScottforFlorida
Seriously people! Call. It will take 5 minutes!
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It's #ElectionEve and I want to tell you why I #vote.
My parents were Socialists.
They grew up dirt poor.
They believed in creating change in their lifetimes.
They raised us to believe the same.
When we were small, they were Civil Rights workers.
My dad was a Freedom Rider.
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Our early childhood was framed within & by the #CRM.
My mother wasn't well, but she did everything she knew how, to ensure that black Americans had the right to vote, a right she cherished because her mother had been a baby #suffragist and had fought for that right for women.
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The fallout for my parents was minor compared to their black friends, but it was violent and hate-strewn and they worried about their children being hurt.

And we were hurt. I got beaten up a lot because then as now I refused silence. I got in a lot of fist fights.
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Thread.
Several states have appointed dedicated District Officers (or similar) to be responsible for handling complaints of election fraud & voting rights abuses on election day. So far 6 that I'm aware of. I will add as announced.
#ElectionDay #Election2018 #electionfraud

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Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd M. Allison has been assigned to lead the effort in #Arizona
His contact number is (602) 595-2866.
The local FBI field office can be reached by the public at (623) 466-1999.

justice.gov/usao-az/pr/us-…
For #NYC, complaints will be received at the following numbers on #electionday
(646) 369-4739 (Manhattan, Bronx, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Westchester)
(718) 254-6790 (Bklyn, Queens Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk
FBI: (212) 384-1000.
justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/u…
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💥Control of the U.S. Senate May Hinge on Possible Mississippi Runoff:
“Mississippi could be the deciding factor in who controls the Senate,” Melissa Scallan, a spokeswoman for Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, a temporary replacement for Cochran after he retired on April 1.
🌊🗳️Mississippi has not sent a Democrat to the U.S. Senate since 1982.

📈NBC News/Marist poll has Hyde-Smith up by 9 points.

realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2018/se…
🔗Link to article:

reuters.com/article/us-usa…
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According to Chuck Todd, host of @MTPDaily, this tweet is a “tell” that Donald Trump is panicked about the effort from 18 Republican Attorneys General to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in court▶️seeking to end protections for those with pre-existing conditions. #LieGate
⚡️It’s certainly not a good look for Republicans less than 3 weeks from the November Election.

▶️Neither is talking about separating more children from their parents and putting them in cages
▶️Neither is talking about stripping Social Security & Medicare programs
▶️Neither is protecting the murderers of a respected journalist, then using money as the reason and inflating the numbers while you’re doing it

🔗Link to lawsuit against the ACA:

google.com/amp/s/thehill.…
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🐬It's getting closer and closer to the midterm elections and #Democrats need to #FlipTheSenate. If you can contribute—great—if not, there are other ways to help: by following their account, tweeting about them, spreading the word, volunteering, getting others to contribute, etc.
🐦Let's start with Heidi Heitkamp @SenatorHeitkamp, running for U.S. Senate in #NorthDakota. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
🐦Next, Claire McCaskill @clairecmc, running for U.S. Senate in #Missouri. Please follow, tweet, contribute, volunteer, anything you can do, she is in a tight race.

💸To contribute, even $1 if you can spare it!

secure.actblue.com/entity/fundrai…
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#MondayMotivation
What do Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah & Washington have in common?

#VoterRegistration deadlines on 10/8 & 10/9 🚨
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#Arizona
Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.
#RegisterNow #BlueWave

azsos.gov/elections/voti…
#Arkansas

Your ABSOLUTE DEADLINE to register to vote in the #2018Midterms is Tuesday, October 9th! 🚨

You can't vote if you're not registered! If you are registered, check for purges. They happen.

#VoteBlue #IPledgeToVote
sos.arkansas.gov/elections
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments and #sentencings
Aug 15-22, 2018
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1. Ricky Johnston from Las Vegas admitted to receiving over 600 images of toddlers & children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison.

#childpornography #childsexabuse #RickyJohnston #projectsafechildhood

justice.gov/usao-nv/pr/las…
2. Operation Darkness Falls results in arrest one of the most prolific dark net drug dealers in the world.
Matthew & Holly Roberts used the darknet marketplace to distribute #fentanyl #oxycodone #heroin #meth & other drugs.

#darknet #silkroad #alphabay
justice.gov/usao-ndoh/pr/o…
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💥Trump's border wall could run overtime and over budget and perform below expectations: Watchdog report:

cnbc.com/2018/08/06/dhs…
⚡️"Simply put, the White House has not done their homework; they are gambling taxpayer money while operating on incomplete information," Rep. Filemon Vela of TX-34 said in a joint statement with Rep. Bennie Thompson MS-02. #Mississippi #Texas
💸Among other things, Trump's claims about the cost of the wall has evolved from $4 billion to $20 billion.

📣This seems to be a recurring them with the Trump administration.

nytimes.com/2018/01/18/us/…
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#GOPComplicit incumbents represent their donors over constituents.

🇺🇸All states have a moment
🔴All #GOPTraitors have a thread
💵Top donors tagged to rep(s)
📰Negative news in each thread

🔎from:batmanresist ST## / STSEN

Hold them accountable for their actions.
#VoteThemOut
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🗽Great thread by Jesse Lehrich @JesseLehrich! Please follow!

🇺🇸Are these tariffs hurting your state? I might have missed a few, 30+ states are affected!

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