- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Three events this month will commemorate McComb’s role in the civil rights movement and mark the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer.

Organizers tell the Enterprise-Journal (http://bit.ly/UoJ8EU ) the goal is to really educate the community and develop the pride in the role the city played in the civil rights movement.

The first event will be Bobby Talbert’s annual picnic set for Saturday in McComb.

Talbert is a former Freedom Rider. His picnic welcomes back fellow civil rights activists.

The second event is a walking tour of civil rights landmarks as part of Juneteenth holiday on June 21.

The final event is a June 29 memorial service at Society Hill Missionary Baptist Church - one of 34 places bombed during the summer of 1964.

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Information from: Enterprise-Journal, http://www.enterprise-journal.com