‘He left a great legacy:’ Ceremony to commemorate killing of Black man in Gretna 70 years ago

Roy Brooks and his relatives may get some sense of closure this weekend, when a commemoration ceremony is held at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Harvey. Gretna Mayor Belinda Constant will speak, and Parish President Mike Yenni is sending a representative. The commemoration is the outgrowth of an effort by CRRJ, which is aimed at investigating “the role of state, local and federal law enforcement agencies and courts in protecting activists and their work.”


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