Winter: More work needed on race, education

By The Associated Press

JACKSON — Former Gov. William Winter says more work is needed in Mississippi on race relations and education.

Winter’s comments came Wednesday as he discussed “Opening Doors in a Closed Society,” an expanded essay he wrote that was published last year.

He spoke at the state Department of Archives and History. In the publication, Winter discusses how Mississippi’s segregated, or closed society, imprisoned both blacks and whites.

Winter says Mississippians must work at continued improvements in race relations by finding ways to bring communities together.

He says the state needs at prekindergarten program to help bolster education.

Winter, a Democrat, was governor from 1980-84.