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Philadelphia, Mississippi / Civil Rights Memorial #327563

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 21, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Philadelphia, Mississippi: Bruce Morton) Residents of Philadelphia, Mississippi, reported formally apologizing to families of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered in 1964. [Mississippi secretary of state Richard MOLPUS -comments on murders.] Mvt. in 1964 to help blacks register to vote in Mississippi recalled; historic scenes shown; film "Mississippi Burning" mentioned. [Neshoba Cnty. agent Ivory LYLES, "Neshoba Democrat" editor Stanley DEARMAN - comment on changes here.] [Mississippi attorney general Mike MOORE - wants case reopened.] [Attorney Fenton DeWEESE - comments.]

Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan

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