• In this June 25, 2016 photo, civil rights pioneer James Meredith, center, and others walk through downtown Jackson, Miss., to the state Capitol, as part of a 50th commemoration of his march from Memphis to Jackson to encourage black people to overcome a fear of violence and to encourage them to register to vote. Along the way, he was shot and wounded, causing several groups and hundreds of marchers, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., to take up the cause and help him finish the march to the Capitol. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights — issues still reverberating in today’s national debates about police violence.