Fund for burned, vandalized black Mississippi church nears $200,000

The drive was organized by a self-described "boring office guy" after Tuesday night's fire at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, which has a 111-year history. During the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, southern black churches were often targets of burnings and bombings. "Burning a black church in Mississippi, there is a meaning and a context to that," said Blair Reeves, 35, who set up the page.

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