Congressman Bennie Thompson attends Black Leadership Summit

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Congressman Bennie Thompson attended the Mississippi Black Leadership Summit Thursday.

Hundreds from across the state came together in the Capital City for the event.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the One Voice Leadership Summit. Congressman opened the summit speaking to leaders about coming together to help Black communities.

“This organization has one of the defining purposes which is to make MS be what it can be by speaking with one voice,” he said. “It’s housing, it’s education, it’s reform in the criminal justice system. It’s those things that impact the lives of black people in the State of Mississippi.

The summit will end Friday.

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