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Gov. Phil Bryant spoke at the groundbreaking of Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum in 2013, joined by Myrlie Evers-Williams, who was the wife of slain civil-rights activist Medgar Evers. On March 14, 2019, he credited Mississippi's two white Republican U.S. senators for a law declaring the Evers' home a national monument, but did not credit Rep. Bennie Thompson, a black Democrat who pushed for the law for 16 years. File Photo by Trip Burns


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