A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi... has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.— Thurgood Marshall
Contentment coming of age in mississippi quotes that are about mark twain life on the mississippi
To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.
You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.
One day I know the struggle will change.
There's got to be a change-not only for Mississippi, not only for the people in the United States, but people all over the world.
Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.
The attorney general would call at 5 o'clock in the evening and say: 'Tomorrow morning we are going to try to integrate the University of Mississippi. Get us a memo on what we're likely to do, and what we can do if the governor sends the National Guard there.'
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks. They join an impressive group of high-tech companies already doing business in our region.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
Mississippi begins in a lobby of a Memphis, Tennessee hotel and extends south to the Gulf of Mexico
I wrote some of the worst poetry west from the Mississippi River, but I wrote.
And I finally sometimes got it right.
Of course that was my idol, Son House. I think he did a lot for the Mississippi slide down there.
The Mississippi River will always have its own way;
no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise.
In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being.
No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being.
Finally, the ecological health of the Mississippi River and its economic importance to the many people that make their living or seek their recreation is based on a healthy river system.
The gifts of God should be enjoyed by all citizens in Mississippi.
As founder and co-chair of the upper Mississippi River Congressional task force, I have long sought to preserve the river's health and historical multiple uses, including as a natural waterway and a home to wildlife, for the benefit of future generations of Americans.
All the really great records or people who made them somehow came from Memphis or Louisiana or somewhere along the Mississippi River...And singers like Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters gave me the feeling that they were right there, standing by the river.
With us, when you speak of ‘the river,’ though there be many, you mean always the same one, the great river, the shifting, unappeasable god of the country, feared and loved the Mississippi.
Religious people use 10% more pornography than secular people.
The biggest consumers of pornography are Utah and Mississippi. All that religious preaching does no good.
It is only when we speak what is right that we stand a chance at night of being blown to bits in our homes. Can we call this a free country, when I am afraid to go to sleep in my own home in Mississippi?... I might not live two hours after I get back home, but I want to be a part of setting the Negro free in Mississippi.
I'm proud of where I come from. A lot of people leave Mississippi, and their claim to fame is somewhere else. But I have so many moral values that made me the person I am now.
I'm that same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping turtle; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning, and slip without a scratch down a honey locust [tree].
Elvis was the only man from Northeast Mississippi who could shake his hips and still be loved by rednecks, cops, and hippies.
There are a million Negroes in Mississippi. I think they'll take care of me.
My parents were working in a hospital in Memphis.
But I didn't live there for any length of time that I remember. The first thing I remember is the town in Mississippi that I live in now, Charleston.
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Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights.
The next thing I wrote was in a writing class at night school.
It was about a poor woman who worked at a dime store and who was all alone for Christmas in Laurel, Mississippi.
It affords me sincere pleasure to be able to apprise you of the entire removal of the Cherokee Nation of Indians to their new homes west of the Mississippi.
The proverb says, "Born lucky, always lucky," and I am very superstitious.
As a small boy I was notoriously lucky. It was usual for one or two of our lads (per annum) to get drowned in the Mississippi or in Bear Creek, but I was pulled out in a 2/3 drowned condition 9 times before I learned to swim, and was considered to be a cat in disguise.
I always order the banned books from a black market dealer in California, figuring if the State of Mississippi banned them, they must be good.
That Mississippi sound, that Delta sound is in them old records.
You can hear it all the way through.
It would appear that the state of Mississippi has decided to maintain white supremacy by murdering children.
Since I was a kid, I've had an absolute obsession with particular kinds of American music. Mississippi Delta blues of the Thirties, Chicago blues of the Fifties, West Coast music of the mid-Sixties - but I'd never really touched on dark Americana.
What would we say if the Chinese sent a gunboat with their marines up the Mississippi River claiming they were protecting their laundries in Memphis?