City to Host First National Conference on Civil Rights

The Neshoba Democrat
April 6, 2011

The City of Philadelphia will co-sponsor and host the first National Conference on Civil Rights here in June. The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn and Pearl River Resort and promises to generate considerable intellectual dialogue and debate, as well as create opportunities to strengthen existing networks and forge new ones, said Neshoba County native Keith D. Parker, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, at the University of Georgia and a member of the conference planning committee. The conference will coincide with the Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service, an annual event remembering and honoring the three slain civil rights workers – James Earl Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner – and all Mississippi civil rights movement martyrs; memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church; and memorial activities on the grounds of the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church….Read More

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