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Gregory to keynote Freedom Summer banquet

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Former NAACP leader and civil rights pioneer Julian Bond will join actor and activist Danny Glover and activist and comedian Dick Gregory at a banquet in Jackson to close out the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary celebration.

The banquet is June 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson.

Hollis Watkins, national chairman for Freedom 50th, says the banquet will honor groups that, through the sacrifices of their members, contributed to the mission of the Civil Rights Movement.

The groups include the Freedom Summer volunteers, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the National Council of Churches.

Online:

Freedom Summer, http://www.freedom50.org

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