Finding Your Voice: The Story Behind Civil Rights Activist Ever Lee Hairston

by Adrianne Hutto, Asst. Production Editor The blind Civil Rights and Disability Rights activist Ever Lee Hairston hosted the “Finding Your Voice Event” on Feb. 11 and spoke to students all over the country, Jaspers included. As Black History Month draws to a close and Women’s History month begins, the event left an educational and insightful impact.  Hairston gave a powerful recount of her journey, … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: The Story Behind Civil Rights Activist Ever Lee Hairston

Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Read-Aloud On the Quad

On Friday afternoon, students and faculty gathered on the quad to read selections from civil rights documents, most notably Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” The event was organized following the recent court decisions involving the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner on Staten Island, NY. The lack of indictments in both cases has ignited protest related to police brutality and … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Civil Rights Read-Aloud On the Quad