2015 MS Civil Rights Martyrs Events

51st Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service, Caravan, Conference and March for Justice

June 19, 20 and 21, 2015

Neshoba County, Mississippi

 

Still calling for justice for Civil Rights Martyrs!

 

You are invited to attend the 51st Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service, Conference, Caravan and March for Justice on June 19th 20th and 21st.2015

We will remember and honor Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs.

Over fifty martyrs have been identified thus far and compared to the number of Mississippi murders committed – and the number of murderers involved – investigations and prosecutions have been a token few. 

“What is the measure of justice in Mississippi today?”

 

Friday June 19th

8:30 am  Assemble at Coliseum in Jackson (those with mobility issues may assemble east of the Mississippi State Capitol Bldg.)

8:45 am March to State Capitol Building;

After short ceremony at State Capitol, caravan to · Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) · Grand Lodge of Mississippi · Jackson State University where James Earl Green, Phillip L. Gibbs and Benjamin Brown were murdered · Medgar Evers’ home · Beth Israel Congregation

2:30 pm A Meet and Greet at First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610 38th Ave. , Meridian, MS

6:00 pm Buffet Dinner

 

Saturday June 20th   

8:30 am  Meet at First Union Missionary Baptist Church, 610 38th Ave. , Meridian, MS

We will visit · the Chaney Home ·  COFO office in Meridian · Lauderdale County Courthouse · Okatibbee Cemetery-James Chaney’s Grave · Rock Cut Road- Site of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner Murders ·   Longdale Community and Educational Center.

12:40 pm  Picnic, Old Longdale Community Center Site—10470 #CR632, Philadelphia, MS

2:00 pm  Annual Conference, Old Longdale Community Center Site—10470 #CR632, Philadelphia, MS

Conference Topics: Voters’ Rights à Workers Rights à Education à Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Pipeline à Recent Murders à What happened to Black Farmers? à Jim Crow-Old and New* Community Organizing

 

Sunday June 21st     

11:00 am  Memorial Service at the Old Longdale Community Center