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Author speaks at Sikeston church on Ferguson

Maxie Dunnam (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS) Maxie Dunnam (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

A church in Sikeston, Missouri had a special guest on Sunday that talked about Ferguson, Missouri and it's impact in the Heartland, and around the U.S.

Hundreds attended services at the First United Methodist Church in Sikeston to hear civil rights pioneer Maxie Dunnam speak.

Dunnam spoke about the importance of the happenings in Ferguson and the lasting impacts it may have in the U.S.

Dunnam, an author of over 30 books, wrote a statement called "Born of Conviction" in response to violent riots at the University of Mississippi in 1962.

Dunnam says lack of education is one result of problems that exist in the United States that leads to riots and protesting like those in Ferguson.

He feels that the youth of America needs more and better education to see a more positive outlook to this nation.

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