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Wednesday, May 23, 2007


James Chaney's Mother Returns Home to Meridian, Miss. For Final Rest

WJTV of Jackson reports

The mother of a slain civil rights worker is returning home to be buried. A fear of the Klan kept her away from Mississippi for decades. Fannie Chaney died Tuesday night at her home in New Jersey. News Channel 12 has learned her body will be brought back to Mississippi within the next few days. We don't have specific details yet for her funeral, but we do know she'll be buried outside of Meridian. She'll be laid to rest next to her son who was killed in 1964 along with two other civil rights workers. Threats on her own life forced her to leave Mississippi shortly after her son's death.

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