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Congressman Cohen introduces act to study, recognize massacre of Black soldiers...

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Fort Pillow National Battlefield Park Study Act, legislation that would direct the Department of the...

Marcus Heaston serves students, community through workforce development

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold.” Proverbs  Framed on Marcus Heaston’s office wall,...

Felisha Mason leads Boys & Girls Club as CEO

When the Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region was founded, Felisha Mason remembered driving past it stating that she would never...

Atoka photographer SaDabrie Taylor makes connections and captures your best memories

When he first started shooting weddings, photographer SaDabrie Taylor was surprised by the close relationships between the brides and their fathers. The fathers’ reactions to...

Meet Frazier High School’s Class of 1957

Frazier High School is no longer standing and few of its artifacts are still around, but Tipton County Museum Archivist Sherri Onorati has a...

Recognizing the disparity in news coverage for African American and white...

During the early years of the Covington Leader, each week one could find a very short paragraph titled “Colored Folks” which would provide a...

Meet the women who registered African-American women voters in 1920

In the October 14, 1920 issue of The Covington Leader it was announced that Rosa Adams and Evelina Connell had been appointed by Mrs....

Letters from the Warfront: In 1944, Sgt. Ernest Taylor wrote to...

On Feb. 24, 1944, The Covington Leader published a letter from Sgt. Ernest Eugene Taylor, of Mason, commemorating what was then known as Negro...

Remembering Uncle Shirley Fisher, the oldest man in Tipton County, who...

On June 17, 1898, The Covington Leader published a story about the death of Uncle Shirley Fisher, a Black man who they said was...

John Edwards is on a mission to preserve Tipton County’s African-American...

John Edwards has been busy lately. On top of being re-elected to the Covington Board of Mayor and Aldermen late last year, the second-generation public...
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