INDIANOLA, Miss. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Lewis says he is in awe
at the changes that have taken place in the Mississippi Delta since
Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, was the keynote speaker at a
reunion dinner that brought together veterans of the civil rights
movement in Mississippi.
Lewis was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee and helped organize the 1964 voter registration drive
known as the Mississippi Summer Project. He told the movement's
veterans that work remains to be done in such areas as education
and health care.
The reunion was held by the Sunflower County Civil Rights
Organization. It brought together veterans of the Mississippi
Summer Project and other civil rights campaigns for a weekend of
Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com