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Banquet celebrates civil rights hero Medgar Evers

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A weekend full of celebrations honoring Medgar Evers continued with the third annual Medgar Evers/ B.B. King Mississippi Homecoming Banquet.

Dozens filled the Masonic Temple for dinner and entertainment including Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman and City Councilman Chokwe Lumumba. TV's Judge Greg Mathis was the guest speaker for the event. Proceeds from the banquet support the Medgar Wiley Evers Book Scholarship Award Fund.  The money will go to help students across the state purchase textbooks.

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