In Mississippi, times have changed

One reader's story from a polling place that used to be a black high school.


Alex Koppelman
November 4, 2008 8:20PM (UTC)

The first voting story from a reader to land in my in box is a great one:

I stood in line to vote this morning at a small, rural Mississippi high school where the computer science classroom had been converted to a polling place, casually listening in on the conversations. The lady just behind me, an older, African-American woman, was speaking with a friend. "You know I went to school here? Most of this wasn't here then, but the old gym was. I sure had some times in there."

"So this was where you came when they desegregated?" her friend asked.

"No. I graduated in 1968," she answered. "This was still a black school then."

If any of the rest of you have a good story to share from today, don't hesitate to e-mail me: alex(at)salon.com. Photos and video happily accepted too. Let me know if you want your name used.

Advertisement:

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

MORE FROM Alex Koppelman

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

2008 Elections War Room

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •