Old “Mississippi Racism” should be dead… but Haley Barbour making a best effort to keep it alive

 

Source: http://AfricanAmericanOpinion.com

Welcome to Mississippi 2006. 

Gov. Haley Barbour, you know, Bush's close buddy, and well known Mississippi conservative (R) (who loves to pose with his buddy Bush and Black folks impacted by Hurricane Katrina), won't grant a posthumous pardon to a black Korean War veteran, who was wrongfully convicted in old segregationist Mississippi, after he tried to enroll in an all-white university.

Let me bring you up to date. This is a case involving Mr. Clyde Kennard who was convicted of purchasing $25 worth of chicken feed, that it was alledged he knew to be stolen in back in 1960, when Mississippi was lyching Black Folks for looking at whites. Well Clyde Kennard was then sentenced to seven years hard time in a Mississippi prison. And geth this, the only witness against him has recanted his own testimony.

Unfortunately, Kennard died in 1963, you see he was released early because he unfortunately had cancer.

Barbour has agreed Kennard was wronged, but says he won't be granting a pardon, despite calls from across the U.S. that Mississippi clear this African-American's name.  

There's more… on March 30th the Mississippi House and Senate passed resolutions honoring Kennard, and the infamous back door racist governor, declared a Clyde Kennard Day in memory of the veteran who tried to break the color barrier, remarking, "I believe it's very clear he wasn't guilty."

I guess its like Barry Bradford — whose students at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill., have pored over thousands of documents in the case in hopes of clearing Kennard's name –  when he said, "Barbour may become the first governor in U.S. history to refuse to pardon a man he has publicly proclaimed as innocent."

 

1957-1959: Clyde Kennard

Clyde Kennard, a former sergeant and paratrooper in the US Army, first attempted to enroll at Mississippi Southern College, now the University of Southern

Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs

Clyde Kennard, a former sergeant and paratrooper in the US Army, first attempted to enroll at Mississippi Southern College, now The University of Southern

Clyde Kennard – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Clyde Kennard (died July 4, 1963) was an African-American in Mississippi who attempted several times to enroll in the state's public institutions of higher

Clyde Kennard: Information From Answers.com

Wikipedia information about Clyde Kennard This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article

Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement — History Lessons in

In Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi, John Dittmer writes that Clyde Kennard, a Chicago in the late fifties when, because of his

KENNARDMISSION

In the late 1950s, Mr. Clyde Kennard attempted to transfer from the University Clyde Kennard's only "crime" was being an African American man who wanted

Clyde Kennard Photos

photos of Clyde Kennard's friends, our team and Johnny Lee Roberts, photos of the co-op, the farm, Clyde Kennard's tombstone, and other sites.

Clyde Kennard Pardon

That is true – but we seek the pardon for Clyde Kennard on the grounds of his actual innocence. The pardon we seek will erase the conviction and restore

Pardon Unlikely for Civil Rights Advocate – New York Times

Haley Barbour says he will not grant a posthumous pardon to Clyde Kennard, who was falsely imprisoned after trying to desegregate a Mississippi college.

Kennard: A measure of justice in tragic case – The Clarion-Ledger

The family of Clyde Kennard was given a small measure of justice by the WHEREAS, the late Clyde Kennard, the first African-American to apply for

http://www6.district125.k12.il.us/~bbradfor/clydekennardpard.html

BearwWthoutBorders] A Kind of Report: Local Challenges — and

Clyde Kennard was a young Black veteran from Hattiesburg, Mississippi who, in the latter 1950s, endeavored to break the rigid and pervasive color line in

HC 55 (As Adopted by House) – 2006 Regular Session

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution shall be presented to the surviving family members of Clyde Kennard and be made available to the Capitol Press

[PDF] *SS26/R763CS.2* MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION 2006 By

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WHEREAS, when Clyde Kennard refused to give up his quest to. 48. become the first black student to enroll at the University of

ArchPundit

Clyde Kennard was an African American man who attempted to quietly irrefutable evidence that Clyde Kennard was innocent. Only one man ever

Family seeking Kennard pardon – The Clarion-Ledger

On March 30, the House and Senate passed resolutions honoring Kennard, and the governor declared a Clyde Kennard Day in memory of the veteran who tried to

DePauw Professor & Julian Bond Urge Mississippi Governor to Pardon

Clyde Kennard, who was the first African American to apply for admission to the University of Southern Mississippi, was arrested and jailed 45 years ago;

HUNTER-L Archives — April 2006, week 3 (#15)

I posted a link to a website dedicated to freeing Clyde Kennard and i got it Clyde Kennard was an African-American Korean War veteran who was framed for

Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement — Justice for Clyde Kennard

This year, three different students and I are trying to right one of the most tragic wrongs of the Civil Rights Era: the case of Clyde Kennard.

DePauw University News

Clyde Kennard, who was the first African American to apply for admission to the Barbour proclaimed March 30, 2006 as Clyde Kennard Day and urged "all
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