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Black History Salute ...The Reddix Chronicles

I was raised in the house of Civil Rights Icons, only I didn't know it. To me, they were just momma and daddy. As I began reading my dad's old laminated scrapbook, I gained valuable knowledge and insight on just what my dad, Dr. John I. Reddix, DDS, and many others had sacrificed here in Ouachita Parish and what we, as their descendants, gained in the process.

I'd like to share my findings through a series of articles highlighting the events surrounding voter suppression in Ouachita Parish and the movement later known as the civil rights movement of the 60's and 70's. THE PURGE - In May 1956,...


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