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50th Anniversary of Civil Rights celebration to begin at Shreveport church

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Shreveport police stormed a memorial service at Little Union Baptist Church on September 22, 1963. Shreveport police stormed a memorial service at Little Union Baptist Church on September 22, 1963.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Little Union Baptist Church will host the first of a week-long celebration of and remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement in North Louisiana on Wednesday.

The historic church is holding a memorial service for those who fought hard and long for justice and equality for all. The pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church, Dr. Aaron Dobynes, will be a guest speaker at the service.

The memorial service at Little Union Baptist Church located at 1846 Milam Street at 10 a.m.

Little Union Baptist Church is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his last sermon in 1962. It was also the scene of violence on September 22, 1963 after Shreveport police stormed into a memorial service being held for the four little girls that were killed in a church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. Police reportedly beat then President of the Shreveport NAACP Rev. Henry Blake. Blake was nearly beaten to death.

For more information about the memorial service, call 318-773-3554 or 318-221-4491 or 318-221-1880.

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