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Importance of Prosecution in Civil Rights Murder Case

The arrest and not guilty plea of 80-year-old Edgar Ray Killen reverberates around the South and around the country. Reporter Allison Keyes speaks with Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a former Civil Rights-era Freedom Rider, about what he regards as the importance of the state of Mississippi seeking justice in the 40-year-old triple-murder case.

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Allison Keyes
Allison Keyes is an award-winning journalist with almost 20 years of experience in print, radio, and television. She has been reporting for NPR's national desk since October 2005. Her reports can be heard on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday.
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