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In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large sits down with Ki Harris, the Executive Director for the Freedom Project Network. Ki knew he wanted to give back the moment his diploma hit his hand. That meant he would teach and the Atlanta-native ended up teaching in the Mississippi Delta thanks to Teach For America. Coach Ki, as he was known to his football players and English students quickly learned his students were hungry to learn.

That love of giving back is what led him to his next job: Director of College Access and Experimental Learning at the Sunflower County Freedom Project. Today, Ki is the Executive of the Freedom Project Network which helps support and tie the Sunflower County, Meridian and Rosedale Freedom projects together. Ki shares his life and passion for uplifting lives and proves he is not talking out of a book; he is talking out of his heart.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.