Civil Rights Memorial Center dedicated

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Julian Bond, chairman of the NAACP and president emeritus of the Southern Poverty Law Center, hosted the dedication Sunday of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Civil Rights Memorial Center in Montgomery.

Small plaques bore the faces, names and stories of those killed for those changes, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Emmett Till and Medgar Evers. A 56-seat theater screened "Faces in the Water," a documentary about the civil rights martyrs of the 1950s and 1960s.

A hallway toward the back of the museum is lined with pictures and stories of people killed more recently in acts of hatred, including Billy Jack Gaither, a Sylacauga man beaten, stabbed and burned to death in 1999 because he was gay.

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