Leading United States senators gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, to mourn at yesterday's (Friday's) funeral of 17-year-old negro student James Earl Green.
CU Girl ZOOM OUT singing
CU Photographs of boy
CU WREATH ZOOM OUT to coffin and flowers
SV Audience (2 shots)
CU Mayor Charles Evers speaking
GV People waiting outside church
SCU Coffin carried out
SV Coffin driven away
TRANSCRIPT: EVERS: "I don't know what I can really say at a time like this, because you have seen me here during the last five years 10 times -- saying the same thing. How long, oh lord, will our white brothers continue to destroy us? If you really want to make James Earl continue to live, we've got to get out of here from now on and make sure that every black in this state and every white who believes in what's right joins hands -- not only in Mississippi but across this land -- and end racism and hatred once and for all."
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Background: Leading United States senators gathered in Jackson, Mississippi, to mourn at yesterday's (Friday's) funeral of 17-year-old negro student James Earl Green. He and another youth died when police opened fire on demonstrators at Jackson State College last week -- an incident condemned during the funeral service by Mississippi's leading negro spokesman, Mayor Charles Evers of Fayette.
The Washington delegation, led by former vice-presidential candidate Senator Edmund Muskie, renewed assurances that the government probe into the shootings would "leave no stone unturned" in its efforts to see justice done.
Mayor Evers, who has already contemplated taking out a murder warrant against one policeman, urged mourners at the funeral to make a concerted effort to end racism:
The parents of the dead youth said that their son had been due to graduate from high school next month. He was on his way home from a grocery store when he stopped by at the college to see what was happening.