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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  • by Ruby Red on Jun 20, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    Jane, don't go so low as to insult the blondes. :)
  • by Jane Location: MS on Jun 19, 2010 at 10:14 PM
    J10-They should name the toilet seats in the lavatories in the building after Killens and his cronies, no they are not even worthy of that..sorry, I had a blonde moment...
  • by ghgh Location: Meridian on Jun 19, 2010 at 02:20 PM
    (J10)- Why can’t you start a sentence with a capital letter? That’s why.
  • by Josh Location: Meridian on Jun 19, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    Seriously?? J10 you are a ________ moron.
  • by Red Rose Location: red hills on Jun 19, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    I guess they could name it what they want & I guess you can call it what you want... FEDERAL building... what does it matter? Who cares?
  • by J10 Location: c'ville on Jun 18, 2010 at 03:12 PM
    why cant they name a federal building in honor of edgar ray killen?
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 18, 2010 at 11:47 AM
    This is an appropriate and (as Guy South posted) much deserved tribute to these men. Well done!!!
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Jun 18, 2010 at 09:46 AM
    The name is a mouthful but it's a much deserved tribute to these men. Well done, Congressmen. You finally did something I can agree with.
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