The Elport Chess JATRAN Facility Naming September Marks Two Significant Milestones September 2017 marks two important and connected anniversaries in Mississippi’s Civil Rights history. First, 70 years ago in Jackson, the Lanier Bus Boycott of 1947 took place and was led by Mr. Elport Chess. Then one year ago, in 2016, the JATRAN public bus … Continue reading Celebrating a Civil Rights Achievement 70 Years in the Making
We had a great time presenting at History is Lunch the other week. The room was packed and standing room only. Thank you to everyone that came out to support us and our film. Thank you to MDAH for having us. Thank you to the Elport Chess family for being part of the event. We … Continue reading History Is Lunch
Join us Wednesday, September 7 at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, for their “History is Lunch” series, from 12:00 – 1:00. Our own Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton will present “Elport Chess and the 1947 Lanier Bus Boycott. Four members of the class of 1947-’48, who were on the bus with Elport Chess … Continue reading History Is Lunch on September 7
World War II assured the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. Elport Chess was one of the returning WWII soldiers who made a difference in Mississippi. Take a look now to see part of this untold story about “Elport Chess and the Lanier Bus Boycott of 1947.” Share it with your friends. To see the … Continue reading HIGHLIGHT: Elport Chess
Join us tonight at 6:00 pm at Jackson City Hall in Jackson, MS, to honor Elport Chess. The naming of the JATRAN Building in Chess’ honor is on the City Council agenda.
We need more people to sign the petition to rename the JATRAN building after Elport Chess. Let your voice be heard. #RememberElportChess#JacksonMS #blackhistory https://www.change.org/p/jackson-city-council-rename-the-ne…
Jackson City Council: Rename the New JATRAN Building After Unsung Hero Elport Chess – Sign the Petition! #RememberElportChess
The screening of “Elport Chess and the Lanier High School Bus Boycott of 1947” took place at Lanier High School. Elport Chess’ surviving family members and classmates were in attendance.
Sergio Fernandez of Fernandez Creative Services is putting the final touches on part of the soundtrack for our film “Elport Chess and the 1947 Bus Boycott”. Slowly working our way to the end. Join us at the Filmmaker’s “Black Tie and Blues” Bash for the premier; WHERE: MS Museum of Art, WHEN: 6:00 pm for … Continue reading Elport Chess Film Almost Complete!
Join us to view the documentary film, “Elport Chess and the Lanier High School Bus Boycott of 1947”, which salutes the brave efforts of Elport Chess and the Lanier class of 1947-’48. Dr. Wilma E. Mosley Clopton of NMHS Unlimited received the 2015 Emerging Filmmaker Award from the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance to support … Continue reading Elport Chess Documentary Screening Details