January 13, 2000: Federal authorities reopen investigation into 1964 lynching of Charles Moore and Henry Dee

The case was reopened after the Clarion-Ledger revealed that the killings might have taken place on federal property. The paper also revealed that FBI documents in the case had not been destroyed as agents previously said.

2003: Ernest Avants convicted in 1966 killing of Ben Chester White

This was the first federal murder trial in connection with a slaying from the civil rights era.

2003: Governor Musgrove signs two historic bills placing education funding before all other state funding

2003: Nissan automotive plant opens in Canton

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