Mississippi Magazine Article: Politics
White Senator for African American. Senator Simms the Senator of Mississippi was elected on June 12, 1971. He promised that he would stop the discrimination of African Americans. But, would he keep his promise? Senator Simms is planning on meeting with school boards and is trying to persuade them to unite the black and white schools. Senator Simms has only been Senator for a year and has already brought hate from some white people. Especially from the parents who do not want black and white schools together. But most black and white people admire his work because he was trying to stop segregation. He is using his strong words and is going to bus and train stations to put up banners that say to stop segregation. He also goes to the library to teach the children that segregation is wrong. Will Senator Simms keep his promise? Will he unite black and white schools? Read our next edition to find out.
By: Steven Lee
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Published on Apr 5, 2010