Alcorn State University Awards Honorary Degree to Earnest McEwen Jr 65 Years After He Was Expelled for Civil Rights Protest
“The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner Earnest McEwen Jr.’s story is one of pain and triumph. Institutional repentance and ultimate redemption. A historical aberration and life-changing experience that should resonate with each of us. After all, his is the story of an...
William Faulkner helped Earnest McEwen Jr. attend college. Faulkner's only request: that McEwen pay it forward somehow. He paid it forward, indeed.