# Activists, others to demand state officials investigate old cases
By Chris Joyner
chris.joyner@ jackson.gannett. com
# 11 a.m.: Rally participants will gather at Mississippi Coliseum in
# 11:30 a.m.: March to state Capitol begins.
# Noon to 2 p.m.: Rally at Capitol and speakers
Civil rights veterans and supporters will gather Monday on the Capitol
lawn to press state officials to aggressively investigate decades-old
deaths of martyrs to the movement.
Richard Coleman, president of the Meridian chapter of the National
Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said organizers
plan to call out the names of prominent suspects in the crimes and
demand government officials make complete investigations into the deaths.
"We want to target anyone that can influence justice in this state and
in this country," he said. "If it's the governor, if it's the attorney
general, if it's the president, we want justice for all in this country."
Dubbed a "justice rally," the event will include speakers from the
civil rights movement and family members of victims. Prominent among
them will be the son and grandson of Louis Allen, a Amite County man
who was shot to death in front of his home in 1964.
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