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'Mother of Civil Rights Movement' A.M.E. Logan dies

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The woman known as the "Mother of The Civil Rights Movement" has died.

A.M.E. Logan died Saturday after a fall at her home. The Copiah County native worked to further the Civil Rights Movement here in Jackson.

Logan once cooked for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in her home. She was known for opening her house to almost anyone. Friends say she was especially hospitable to The Freedom Riders, who stayed with her when they visited the capital city.

Logan retired from Jackson State University's Margaret Walker Alexander Research Center in 2008. Logan was 96 years-old.

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