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Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past

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Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past

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Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past

Rep. John Lewis on Prosecuting the Past

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Edgar Ray Killen, 80, is finally convicted of planning the 1964 murders of civil rights workers in Mississippi. And the FBI has re-opened a probe of the 1955 lynching of Emmet Till, 14. U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a civil rights leader, tells Scott Simon why it's important to pursue past crimes.