Summit on Civil Rights Held

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In the wake of the Edgar Ray Killen trial, educators from throughout the country are learning how to better teach about the civil rights movement.

The first annual Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner Educational Summit is underway in Philadelphia.

Sponsored by the Philadelphia coalition, more than 80 educators from throughout the country are scheduled to attend.

"We felt that the children were going to come back this fall and they were going to have a lot of questions this fall and we wanted to prepare the teachers and community so they would understand and be able to bring them along so everyone would be able to understand what happened," said Leroy Clemons of the Philadelphia Coalition.

Set to end Friday, the summit will include daily seminars addressing a number of issues, ranging from young people's role in the civil rights movement to how to better use memoirs to explain exactly what happened in that turbulent time.


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