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‘Iconic day’ in Liberty

Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 3:00 pm

LIBERTY — Hundreds of people, black and white, gathered Saturday to dedicate a historical marker commemorating the late Herbert Lee, a voting rights activist who was gunned down at an old cotton gin in 1961.

Inside what is now the Cotton Gin Restaurant, people heard speeches, proclamations, songs, prayers and reminiscences from Lee’s family and friends.

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  • My Point Of View posted at 10:28 am on Wed, Dec 1, 2010.

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    Censorship is a dangerous businsess for a paper to be in, all points should be viewed by the public for a civil disucssion.

     
  • jason_maxwell posted at 11:00 am on Tue, Nov 30, 2010.

    jason_maxwell Posts: 12

    Looking back, I was born in 1969, and my parents always taught me that everyone is the same and to treat people equally, give everybody a chance. Yet, less than a decade before my birth people were being killed fighting for the right to vote in the very same county I was born in. There was a monumental struggle for that right, and in hindsight there never should have been. Looking at it with a 2010 perspective it's hard to imagine how anyone could ever think that way or be so bigoted as to not allow any person of voting age to cast their ballot. Thank God for our country and the freedoms we so dearly cherish, and God bless those that fought with words and deeds to make sure those freedoms apply to EVERY individual. Just my two cents.

     
  • MadThad posted at 5:38 pm on Mon, Nov 29, 2010.

    MadThad Posts: 94

    This is a good thing.

     

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