With JFK Files Open, Students Say Open Civil Rights Cold Case Files, Too


With JFK files open, students say open civil rights cold case files, too

JACKSON, Miss. — In the wake of the release of the secret John F. Kennedy assassination files, a group of high school students is pushing for the still-secret or redacted FBI files on killings from the civil rights era to be made fully public.
Advanced Placement U.S. government students from Hightstown High School in New Jersey have written legislation for Congress to do just that.

“This issue is not as prominent within the mainstream media, but it should be,” said one of the students, senior Zabir Rahman. “The families of the victims of these atrocious crimes deserve justice if they …

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