Protest Presses Points

By: WLBT-TV
By: WLBT-TV

A group of at least 150 college students and others marched Wednesday to protest the Fair Commission allowing reputed Klansman Edgar Ray Killen to appear there with white supremacist Richard Barrett, even though Killen said he never intended to be there.

"We want people to know that our voices are here to be heard, that we still are outraged and insulted by the initial decision that should never have occurred in the first place," said Stephanie Parker Weaver, president of the Jackson Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

The march also supported the state of Mississippi pressing murder charges in the 1964 deaths of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney.

Killen and others were tried on federal civil rights charges, but no one was ever prosecuted for murder in the case.


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