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09/21/2023: Don't Ask Don't Tell | Black quarterbacks | Ag Museum

Mississippi's LGBT community is recognizing the 12th anniversary of the repeal of an anti-gay military policy.

Then, a new book details how Black quarterbacks have revolutionized professional football.

Plus, this week marks the 40th anniversary of the Mississippi Agriculture Museum.

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