Joe Biden, the former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, made a campaign stop in Jackson, Mississippi, Sunday, March 8, 2020. During his stop, he visited New Hope Baptist Church and spoke to his supporters during the Get Out the Vote Event at Tougaloo College’s Kroger Gymnasium. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, Deval Patrick and Vivica A. Fox attended Biden’s event at the historically black college. Mike Espy, the former congressman and U.S. secretary of agriculture, endorsed Biden earlier in the day. Here are photos from Sunday’s events.

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Eric J. Shelton was a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018. He rejoined Mississippi Today as our health photojournalist in January 2022.