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The Nation

Jesse Jackson, speaking from the church where the 1965 civil rights marches started in Selma, Ala., denounced the Reagan Administration for prosecuting three blacks for alleged vote fraud. “Twenty years ago, it was an enlightened President saying, ‘We shall overcome.’ Twenty years later, it’s an unenlightened President saying, ‘We shall overturn,’ ” Jackson said. Black leaders have criticized the government investigation of the so-called Marion (County) Three, accusing Justice Department agents of using harassment to dilute minority voting strength.


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