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FBI building dedication in Jackson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The FBI building in Jackson is being dedicated Tuesday to three civil rights workers killed by Klansmen 47 years ago to the day as well as the FBI agent who headed the investigation.

The naming of the James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and Roy K. Moore Federal Building was approved by Congress last October.

The three civil rights workers were killed in Neshoba County on June 21, 1964. In July 1964, Moore opened Jackson's first FBI office with his main task of figuring out who killed the trio.

In 2008, Moore died at age 94 after suffering from Alzheimer's for many years.

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