Southern remembers Smith and Brown shooting deaths on Southern campus

Southern remembers Smith and Brown shooting deaths on Southern campus

POSTED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 8:04pm

Southern University commemorated the 40th anniversary of the fatal shootings of SU students Denver Smith and Leonard Brown on its Baton Rouge campus.

The event was held this afternoon in the John B. Cade Library.

Families of the two students, slain during a student demonstration, attended the “40th Year Remembrance Tribute.” Also, current students and students that were at the 1972 demonstration were in attendance.

It is widely believed that Smith and Brown were killed when law enforcement authorities fired on unarmed student protesters. There have been no arrests or indictments in the case. 

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