For Immediate Release
June 7, 2012
John Steele, Chairman
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The 48th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service,
Conference, Caravan and March for Justice
June 22, 23, and 24, 2012
Still standing for justice for Civil Rights Martyrs!
Compared to the number of Mississippi murders committed—and the number of murderers involved—investigations and prosecutions have been a token few.
You are invited to attend the 48th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service, Conference, Caravan and March for Justice. We will remember and honor all Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs. Over fifty martyrs have been identified thus far.
On Friday, June 22, a Caravan for Justice will assemble at 8:00am at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 11191 Road 747, Longdale, Neshoba County, Mississippi. At 9:00am the caravan departs for the Mississippi Coliseum, 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, Mississippi.
From the Mississippi Coliseum, a March for Justice will commemorate the march Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led in Philadelphia, Mississippi on the second anniversary of the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. The 2012 March for Justice will follow Mississippi Street to the Mississippi Capitol, 400 High Street, Jackson, Mississippi. The march is less than a mile (0.9). A Rally for Justice for All Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs will start at 11:00am on the steps of the Capitol Building. After the rally there will be a lunch at a local restaurant. At 2:00pm the caravan will proceed to31st Missionary Baptist Church, 3411 20th Street, Meridian, MS. At 6:00pm a meet and greet will take place at a local restaurant.
On Saturday, June 23, at 8:00am, we will assemble at the former COFO office site, 2505 5th Street, Meridian, MS. At 9:00am we will caravan to the Longdale Community Center on Road 632, Longdale, Neshoba County, MS. A conference will be held to discuss unprosecuted or not fully prosecuted cases of murders of Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs, recent Strange Hangings, other unsolved murders in Mississippi, the Mississippi right to work law, and denial of pardons for the Scott Sisters. A Memorial Service for all Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs and observance of people who have given diligent service to civil rights will start at 11:30am. A picnic will start at 12:30pm and end at 4:00pm.
A Steele family gathering will be held at the Longdale Community Center on Sunday, June 24, beginning at 10:30am. All family, friends, and the general public are welcome. Please join us.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (925) 497-9868.