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Civil Rights Veterans move Jackson forward

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT)- When many think of the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi they are reminded of the murders of Emmett Till, three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, and the assassination of Medgar Evers.

 For the last two days, discussions on the civil rights movement and the economic crisis of today have been held at Jackson State University. The Fifth Annual Conference of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement has focused on documenting the past while working on the future.

 Speakers have included the former pastor for President Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright. Tonight at the presidential banquet, U.S. Congresswoman, Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas was scheduled to speak to the group. Jackson-Lee was not able to attend because she was called back to her home state for talks on the healthcare reform law. @

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