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Public to USNPS: More sites needed to tell story of murdered civil rights workers

A packed house greeted federal representatives seeking feedback on elevating the old county jail to national park status because of its significance in the Civil Rights Movement.

National Park Service representatives were in town Wednesday to specifically discuss the jail where civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were held on trumped-up speeding charges, released, ambushed by a mob of Ku Klux Klansmen that included law enforcement and murdered on June 21, 1964.


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