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Building on JSU's campus named on historical list

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A building once abandoned during the height of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement gets reclaimed as a historical marker on the campus of Jackson State University.

The unveiling took place this afternoon at JSU's Center For University-Based Development. The building located at 1017 John R. Lynch Street, was the former Mississippi headquarters of the Council Of Federated Organizations.

The former COFO headquarters played a key role in history holding activities such as voter registration for African Americans.

 This key event is part of a bigger plan to enterprise a Civil Rights education center to attract tourists and preserve the memories of the Civil Rights Movement.

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