Why these young people from the Coast want to leave Mississippi

Young people from ages 14 to 25 talk about their desire to leave Mississippi. They want better jobs, better music opportunities, better education and to live in a place that's more open minded.
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Young people from ages 14 to 25 talk about their desire to leave Mississippi. They want better jobs, better music opportunities, better education and to live in a place that's more open minded.

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Anita Lee is a Mississippi native who specializes in investigative, court and government reporting. She has covered South Mississippi’s biggest stories in her decades at the Sun Herald, including the Dixie Mafia, public corruption and Hurricane Katrina, a Pulitzer Prize-winning effort. Nothing upsets her more than government secrecy and seeing people suffer.

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