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Convention for the blind held in Tupelo

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) —   The National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi held its 43rd annual convention this weekend in Tupelo.

Members from across the state came to the Summit Center to deal with organizational issues and to take in sessions on such things as managing diabetes and living consumer-safe in society.

"Blind people are just like everyone else. They have wants, desires and things they like to talk about. We don't get upset when people use the words blind or can't see. I use it all the time. We ask that people treat us like they treat everyone else," said Sam Gleese, the NFBM president. 

The state convention is held once a year at a different chapter in Mississippi on the last Saturday in March.

This year's convention began on Friday and will wrap up Sunday.





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