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'Jena Six' controversy swirls around football star

Updated: September 21, 2007, 10:25 PM ET
By John Barr | Special to ESPN.com

JENA, La. -- It was a scene reminiscent of civil rights marches a half century ago: tens of thousands of demonstrators, mostly black, converging on a small town in the Deep South; a black teenager sitting in a correctional facility about 10 miles up the road while demonstrators flooded the streets of his hometown, protesting his racially charged court case.

To fully appreciate the scope of Thursday's demonstrations that brought the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther ...

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