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Mississippi Town Reacts to Killen Verdict

The manslaughter conviction of 80-year-old Edgar Ray Killen for the 1964 killings of civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman brings relief to many in Philadelphia, Miss. Townspeople say they have lived too long with the stain of the murders.

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NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott can be heard telling stories from her native South. She covers the latest news and politics, and is attuned to the region's rich culture and history.