50 years ago Mr. Andrew Hawkins sued the town of Shaw, Mississippi.  He sued the town for the inequitable distribution in municipal services.  This case went to the United States Supreme Court and set a precedence for change for the Nation and the Delta. 

The town of Shaw has planned a three day event that will honor the court case that had such an impact on the Civil Rights Movement.   

The events are planned for October 3-5.

The event schedule will be as followed:

October 3rd:  

-Museum Exhibit and Reception

October 4th:

-Highway 61 Renaming Dedication Ceremony

-Markers Unveiling

-Reunion and Luncheon

-Shaw Homecoming Parade/Game

October 5th:

-Story Works Live Theatrical Play on Hawkins v. Town of Shaw 

-National and Community Discussion 

The event will be free to the public and the City of Shaw as well as Mayor Stanton invites everyone to come out and enjoy the festivities.

To register and for more information on the location and timing of each event visit: http://hawkinsvshaw.org 

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