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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Mississippi Burning: Civil Rights Attorney recalls Infamous Case

source:StatemanJournal

When Jacob “Jake” Tanzer of Portland volunteered to go to Mississippi almost 50 years ago, he knew he would be part of a high-profile federal investigation of three civil rights workers.

What the young lawyer did not know then was how much that case would change him — or the country.
“It was a turning-point case, not an ordinary prosecution,” Tanzer told teachers gathered at the Capitol for the annual Oregon Civics Conference.


“It was a great social revolution we have gone through. We do not realize how different life is today.” READ MORE


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