Gallery of Chaney, Goodman, Schwerner, and Moore building dedication

Former governor William Winter with FBI agent Jeffrey Artis of the Civil Rights Division were all smiles Tuesday.

Virginia College President Milton Anderson, Jr., was among those marking history at the naming of the federal building in Jackson for those who had “fidelity, bravery and integrity.”

Little Thomas Gordon Griffith, grandson to Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) did a superb job leading the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance. Derrick Johnson (right), President, Mississippi State Conference NAACP, served as Master of Ceremonies. Rev. James Young, the first African American mayor of Philadelphia, MS, gave the invocation.

The one and only Cynthia Palmer performed the National Anthem.

Bringing greetings from President Obama was Shyan K. Reddy, Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration.

Several members of the Mississippi State Conference NAACP attended the dedication service. (Advocate photos: Alice Thomas-Tisdale)

Daniel McMullen, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Jackson Field Office, welcomed the families and community to the event.

Attorney General Jim Hood with David Goodman, brother of Andrew Goodman; Nancy Gaynor, founder/executive director of Alternatives Do Matter; Dick Molphus, former Secretary of State; and George W. Holmes, executive director/CEO, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality).

Attorney General Jim Hood with David Goodman, brother of Andrew Goodman; Nancy Gaynor, founder/executive director of Alternatives Do Matter; Dick Molphus, former Secretary of State; and George W. Holmes, executive director/CEO, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality).

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