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Analysis: Mississippi's Alice Harden was unapologetic in beliefs

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Democrat Sampson Jackson was a brand new member of the Mississippi Senate in the early 1990s when lawmakers embarked on redistricting. There were only three black senators in the 52-member chamber at the time. More than 35 percent of Mississippi residents were black, and serious efforts were under way -- by some lawmakers, at least -- to increase the number of...

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