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Civil rights leaders remember Medgar Evers

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A group of civil rights icons remembered the life and legacy of Medgar Evers on Thursday evening.

The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement invited speakers who knew and worked with Evers to speak at the forum at Tougaloo College.

A number of civil rights activists and Tougaloo students attended.

Organizers say it's important to share the civil rights stories, to inspire a new generation.

"It's to educate. It's to ignite. It's to inspire. It's to encourage. It's to motivate and it's also a call to action. That those persons will leave here from this conference, go back to their various communities and get reengaged and reinvolved," said civil rights activist Flonzie (Goodlove) Brownwright.

The event was part of the organization's 8th annual Civil Rights Conference.

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