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, and get rid of that one.)
Remember, as we enter the Trump Era, undercover racists are going to keep trying to do this kind of crap.