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The civil rights movement is a pivotal time in our history where many fought for the right to have equality and justice for everyone.

Many risked their lives to allow us to enjoy freedoms that many of us take for granted every day.

The Southwest Civil Rights Reunion celebrates its 50th year anniversary focusing on issues that affect the black community.

Coordinator Shirley Sherrod says, "Contrary to what historians believe that we stay and we left. We are here to stay and its confirmed that all these years we were here."

The meet and greet had many important figures of the civil rights era that walked and worked during that troubled time. The four day gathering will hit on points of economic, educational, and financial issues, and try to propose solutions.

The conference is still taking registrations to attend the event and will close the open enrollment at 9am Friday.

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