Civil rights monument dedicated in Lee Co.

Published 10:25 pm Monday, March 23, 2009

Members of the Coalition for Change have unveiled a new civil rights monument on the lawn of the Lee County Courthouse.

The monument, which was unveiled Saturday, is a 7-foot-tall granite structure carved into the shape of Mississippi. About 250 people watched the dedication ceremony.

Lee County supervisors approved the monument, which had been requested to honor Lee County residents who worked in the civil rights movement.

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The Rev. James Hull spearheaded the project. He said he couldn’t be happier to see the hard work and dedication of so many people come full circle. Hull said the coalition has plans to have monuments placed at courthouses in all 82 Mississippi counties.