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This is a daily series by Jerry Mitchell of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting at Mississippi Today recounting historic moments in Civil Rights history.

On this day in 1967

On this day in 1967, Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” hits No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart with the song, “Respect.”


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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed flood control options are viewed during a public meeting held at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Sparkman Auditorium in Jackson, Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Credit: Vickie D. King/Mississippi Today