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I'll tell you about a song we have they call it "They laid Medgar Evers in his grave" but really its a-its a tribute to all the dead who've fought for freedom in any kind of way. You know we have to think about the President Medgar Evers, Herbert Lee and all these people who've died for the cause of freedom.
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[[singing]] In Jackson Mississippi, in 1963 there lived a man who was brave. He fought for freedom all of his life. But they laid Medgar Evers in his grave. They laid Medgar Evers in his grave, they laid Medgar Evers in his grave. He fought for freedom
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