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08/09/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Ruby Bridges

Born on September 8, 1954, in Tylertown, Mississippi, Ruby Bridges was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges’ bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights action and she’s shared her story with future generations in educational forums. Continue reading

18/04/2011
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A Year On, Gulf Still Grapples With BP Oil Spill

Many Gulf fishermen said they were waiting for full compensation from fund administrator Feinberg, a financial and psychological hardship among coastal residents who pride themselves on fierce independence. Darlene Kimball, an oyster buyer at Pass Christian’s harbor in Mississippi, opened her receipt books to show that this time last year she was buying up to 1,500 sacks of oysters a day. Last week that figure was down to 47 on some days. Continue reading

22/10/2010
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Groups Sue BP For Harm To Endangered Gulf Wildlife

Since harm to the species cannot immediately be remedied, the plaintiffs would like BP to set up a fund to help Gulf wildlife as a whole, said SELC lawyer Catherine Wannamaker. The suit did not estimate a total value for the fund. But some environmental experts say proving continuing and ongoing harm—as opposed to simply past harm—will not be easy for the specific species described in the suit, paving the way for a legal battle. BP has consistently said it will consider all legitimate claims for damages related to the spill. Continue reading

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