This past July, Sussex Technical High School social studies teacher, Lisa Swan of Laurel, traveled to Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss, to attend a week-long seminar, One Place, One Time: Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963.
She was one of 80 teachers from across the nation selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend this workshop. The focus of this seminar was the murder of civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, and its aftermath, now 50 years later.
While at the seminar, Swan attended lectures by the slain leader's widow, Myrlie Evers Williams, biographer Michael Vinson Williams, civil rights activists Reverend Edwin King, investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell, and faculty members Suzanne Mars and Stephanie Rolph. The group also visited Medgar Evers House and Library, Eudora Welty House, Department of Archives and History, Margaret Walker Center, Tougaloo College, and Jackson State University.