end well for the protesters in Biloxi, by the way, although it did bring the city to national attention).
Of course, the whole state has a terrible history in the civil rights annals - they didn't call the movie "Alabama Burning," after all.
And let's add this little detail to that list of Mississippi's record on civil rights:
- In 1910, the state passed a law to honor January 19 as Robert E Lee's birthday.
- In 1983, Reagan made Martin Luther King's Day a federal holiday, observed on the third Monday in January
- In 1987, calling it a "cost-saving measure," the state of Mississippi combined the two holidays, in a move that most people understand was a backhanded insult to King (MLK Day was already a Federal holiday - you want to lose a holiday? Accept that you probably shouldn't have a day honoring somebody who committed treason.
Remember, as we enter the Trump Era, undercover racists are going to keep trying to do this kind of crap.