Agreement Reached on Name for FBI Building

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Mississippi's congressional delegation has agreed on a name for the new FBI building in Jackson.

Republican U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson say they will back a bill to name the building for three civil rights workers killed in 1964 and the FBI agent who led the investigation into those murders.

In a joint statement Thursday, the lawmakers said the facility would be designated the "James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and Special Agent Roy K. Moore Federal Building."

Moore was the agent who established the first FBI field office in Mississippi after the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner.

Moore led the investigation into the murders of the three civil rights workers, as well as other civil rights era crimes during his FBI career.

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