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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 1963

On this day in 1963, Fannie Lou Hamer was jailed and beaten for defying segregation on a bus and at a restaurant.


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A kid runs near the water on Buffett Beach in Pascagoula, Miss., Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Credit: Eric Shelton/Mississippi Today