Renowned Mississippi watercolorist Wyatt Waters created this custom painting, "Justice Like a River," for Mississippi on the Potomac 2021. The painting depicts a gospel choir performing on the banks of the Tallahatchie River at Graball Landing, where the body of Emmett Till was pulled from...

Please join us for this virtual event honoring Nan Aron, founder and president of Alliance for Justice, and Congressman Jamie Raskin. Your partnership supports our work for change in Mississippi. Please become a sponsor of Mississippi on the Potomac 2021.    CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.   ABOUT THE HONOREES: Nan...

Jackson, Mississippi - Former Sec. of Agriculture and Mississippi Congressman Mike Espy joined the Mississippi Center for Justice board of directors.    “We are positively thrilled to have such a passionate, committed advocate for Mississippi joining our team, especially at this moment in time. Mississippians have been...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 1, 2021 CONTACT: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is honored to announce that starting June 1, 2021, it will host a criminal justice initiative to ensure that juvenile offenders who were sentenced to life without parole will receive resentencing...

For Immediate Release May 21, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org   The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund announced its third round of awardees, including Black leaders in Mississippi, Chicago, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington, DC.   Wade, who was notified of her award by Fund co-chair Stacey Abrams,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2021    MCJ is one of the organizations that has filed suit against the state’s 15-week abortion ban, which disproportionately hurts African American and poor women   Jackson, Mississippi - Today, the Supreme Court announced it would take up a case concerning a Mississippi...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 12, 2021 Contact: Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org      Jackson, Mississippi - This week, Governor Tate Reeves decided to end federal aid for unemployed Mississippians. Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, made the following statement in response:    “It is absolutely outrageous...