FAMILY IN THE NEWS: Perry Monroe Smith

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Jeane Smith Hogan holds photo of her grandfather, Perry Monroe Smith, who helped establish one of only two African-American hospitals in Mississippi in 1940.
Image Credit: Special to Clarion Ledger

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Current Events: Ferguson, Missouri 2014

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I have been glued to the internet ever since August 9th, the day Mike Brown was killed.

As each day passes I can’t help but think of the many people, in our family alone, who were deeply involved in fighting for civil rights in our country.  I have often wondered, how or if I would’ve been as vocal and strong as they were had I been alive at that time in history.  More and more, I am coming to realize that I am alive at that time in history.

Are you guys paying attention?

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