A Commemoration of The Life and Legacy of Benjamin Brown: 50 Years Later
February 6th, 2017 by fannielou
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00 pm – A Panel Discussion – A Commemoration of The Life and Legacy of Benjamin Brown: 50 Years Later
On May 11, 1967, a civil disturbance erupted into violence following a confrontation between a crowd of more than 200 people and Mississippi law enforcement resulting in the untimely death of Benjamin Brown, a young Mississippi Civil Rights activist. Today, nearly 50 years later, we pay tribute to Brown’s life and legacy. Special guests include: Arthur Brown, Benjamin Brown’s brother, Jan Hillegas, COFO Worker and friend, and others.