Friday: Ahead of the Storm

We shortened our stay in Jackson, Mississippi, in order to get to Little Rock, Arkansas, before the worst of the weather. We were disappointed not to have had more time at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, but we did learn more about Medgar Evers and James Meredith while we were there, and we listened to Fannie Lou Hamer’s testimony last night. Shortly after arriving at our hotel, the tornado siren sounded, and we gathered in the lobby with other guests but were soon cleared to return to our rooms. Seeing the destruction on the news this morning so close to where we traveled yesterday made Christine and me very glad that the two students who wanted to re-route our trip in order to see a tornado were outvoted!

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