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Black Easter commemorated
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Local black officials held the seventh annual commemoration of Black Easter Sunday on the square.

Elected officials and other community leaders spoke about events past and present as all remembered the civil rights march of 1970 in Covington.

Among the speakers were Bobby Howard, who continues to search for the perpetrators responsible for the 1946 lynching at Moore's Ford bridge in Monroe, and Emma Horne, a local historian.

Several black elected officials, including District 4 board of education candidates Almond Turner and Franklin Perry, county chairman candidate Marcus Jordan and District 4 commissioner J.C. Henderson also spoke.