Mississippi Senator Hillman Frazier will be our guest speaker on Sunday February 27 to discuss critical race theory and other legislative issues.
Senator Hillman Terome Frazier has served in the Mississippi Legislature for 43 years. He currently represents Senate District 27 in Hinds County. He is Chairman of the Senate Interstate and Federal Cooperation Committee and Vice Chairman of the Labor Committee. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Constitution, Elections, Investigate State Offices, Judiciary Division A, Public Health and Welfare, Rules, and the Universities and Colleges Committees. Prior to his Senate Service in 1993, he was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives for 13 years.
Senator Frazier’s legislative accomplishments are extensive.
- In 1995, he led the Mississippi Legislature in ratifying the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which abolished slavery in the United States after Mississippi refused to ratify it in 1865. It was later discovered the ratification of the 13th amendment in 1995 was never recorded with the U.S. Archives, and thus not made official until 2013.
- He also coordinated and led the research and authored the Compulsory School Attendance and Public Kindergarten Bills which became the cornerstone of the Education Reform Act of 1982 in Mississippi.
- He authored the bill which made Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday an official state holiday in Mississippi.
- As Chairman of the House Judiciary A Subcommittee, he successfully fought for the passage of the Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation Act which compensates the victims of violent crimes up to $15,000.
- He also authored and secured passage of the Landlord Tenant Act which governs housing standards and rental agreements in Mississippi.
- During the 2006 Legislative Session, he fought for the passage of a law to remove breast feeding from the indecent exposure and disturbing the peace sections of the Mississippi Code.
- Also in 2006, Senator Frazier authored Senate Concurrent Resolution Number 627 which created a Study Committee for the purpose of studying the feasibility of establishing a Civil Rights Museum in the City of Jackson, Mississippi. He co-chaired the committee that made the recommendation to establish the two museums that opened in December 2017.
A Jackson native, Senator Frazier and his wife, Jean Maria still reside in Jackson. They have a son Julian Frazier, daughter-in-law Erica, grandson Kristopher Julian, and granddaughter Kawaii Joi as well as a daughter Gabrielle Jones and son-in-law Jimmy Jones.
This service will be delivered live via Zoom (online only).
Coffee Social and Sunday Service Zoom Information
Coffee Social: 10:30 -11:00 AM Sunday (Central Time Zone)
Sunday Service begins at 11:00 AM (Central Time Zone)
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Meeting ID: 998 6233 1068
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Topics: Current Events, Democratic Process, Social Justice