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    Young remembers going to a predominantly white elementary school where he was called names but never got into trouble. 06/21/06.

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      Young states that, though racism will always exist, the system has changed some, and young people are not as color-conscious as the previous generations. 06/21/06.

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        The county and state officials handled the murders inadequately and even "made mockery of the deaths." According to Young, many politicians had the attitude that the men got what was coming to them.…

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          The murders inspired more people to join the movement, Young says. The people in his community knew that the Klan had gone too far when they killed the three men and could no longer hide behind three…

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            Young believes that the civil rights workers brought much-needed attention to the existing struggle in Neshoba. He remembers how much emphasis was placed on getting the vote and believes that the…

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              Young remembers the involuntary curfew of his childhood: after dark, any white person walking around the neighborhood was a threat. His father was prepared to defend his family but never had to take…

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                Young was 9 when the three civil rights workers were killed. There was tension in the air when the workers arrived because people were anticipating a positive change to the community, and when they…

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                  Young discusses the intimidation tactics of the KKK to prevent black people from participating in politics. He also explains how segregation was enforced by the police and that some homes were threatened…

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                    Young discusses how his life changed after his mother joined the Pentecostal church. Now he pastors a church himself and emphasizes a foundation of peace and love. 06/21/06.

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                      James Young describes his childhood as "typical country living." From a family of six, his father was a farmer and his mother was innovative; she made sure her children went to school. They survived…

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