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Friday, October 23, 2009

Naming of Mississippi library stirring racial issues

"For the better part of an hour Thursday, a series of older white women came up to the microphone to lobby City Council members to name the Northside Drive library after Ellen Douglas, a white Jackson resident whose novels have been widely praised for their portrayal of the racially conflicted South. They were followed by black residents speaking in favor of giving the honor to the late Charles Tisdale, the fiery publisher of The Jackson Advocate whose columns and radio show forcefully stirred the pot of race relations in a city with an ugly record on the topic"

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