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Programs continue to recognize anniversary of Civil Rights Movement

It was a night of praise and celebration at a local church. A city wide prayer service was held to recognize the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Shreveport.
It was a night of praise and celebration at a local church. A city wide prayer service was held to recognize the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in Shreveport.

More than 2,000 people were at the service at Galilee Baptist Church. There wasn't an empty seat. It filled with prayer and reflection.

People of all faiths were invited to attend. Pastors from across northwest Louisiana prayed for the city of Shreveport, elected officials and schools.

The program also took a look back at the progress made since 1963 and the work that's still left to be done.  It was standing room only inside the prayer service. An overflow room was opened to allow everyone to take part in the program.

Earlier Tuesday a Golden Anniversary kickoff celebration was held at Little Union Baptist Church.

At Little Union local civil rights pioneers shared their stories of what they went through during the height of the movement.

Fallen local and national civil rights leaders were also honored at the memorial service.



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