1. Lee talks briefly about present-day Millsaps College and shares a bit about his family. 12/07/01.

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  2. Reverend Clay F. Lee was born in Laurel, MS and went on to study philosophy at Millsaps College and theology at Emory University. Rev. Lee has served in a pastoral role across the state of Mississippi with his "claim to fame" as pastor of the Methodist church in Philadelphia, MS at the time of the Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner murders. 12/07/01.

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Millsaps College

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In the 1950s, students from Millsaps College and Tougaloo College held meetings attended by Medgar Evers to discuss race relations. This institutional cooperation was the result of the efforts of Tougaloo sociologist Ernst Borinski, who in the 1930s immigrated…


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In the 1950s, students from Millsaps College and Tougaloo College held meetings attended by Medgar Evers to discuss race relations. This institutional cooperation was the result of the efforts of Tougaloo sociologist Ernst Borinski, who in the 1930s immigrated to the US from Nazi Germany and was an outspoken opponent of segregation. Millsaps College was eventually pressured by the Citizen's Council to discontinue interracial meetings. Despite the college's policy of segregation, several Millsaps faculty members and students were active in the movement. Called "perhaps the most courageous institution in the nation"by Greenville Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hodding Carter, III, Millsaps admitted African American students in 1965 to much public disapproval. After the 1967 murder of Benjamin Brown, Millsaps students and others marched from the campus to city hall in a show of condemnation of the J.R. Lynch Street shooting. In 1979, Millsaps College and Tougaloo College jointly sponsored an event commemorating the fifteenth anniversary of Freedom Summer.

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