Freedom of religion

July 3, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Negar Jackson bows her head in a Baha'i prayer session at the Columbia Public Library. Originally from Iran, Jackson's parents were the last of the family to obtain exit visas from the Iranian government. After the summer of 1979, Jackson said, many of her relatives had to pay people to be smuggled out of the country.

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