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UN Panel To Consider US 'Failure' To Clear Up Racial Murders Of Civil Rights Era

Lamar Howard, 19, of Monroe, Ga., points to bruises he reports to have received in Atlanta, Jan. 2, 1947, from two white men.
Lamar Howard, 19, of Monroe, Ga., points to bruises he reports to have received in Atlanta, Jan. 2, 1947, from two white men. Howard said they tried to force from him his testimony before a federal grand jury investigating the lynching of four black men near Monroe, last summer. (AP Photo)

The US justice department will be accused in front of the United Nations on Thursday of failing to account for hundreds of African Americans who disappeared or were murdered by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights era.

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