Stanley Nelson, editor of The Concordia Sentinel in Louisiana, deserves a tremendous amount of praise for continuing to shed light on the killings and violence carried out by the Ku Klux Klan in the Delta along the Mississippi River. (He is a fellow member of The Civil Rights Cold Cases Unit, which is exposing what happened in these unpunished killings from the civil rights era.)
Last weekend, on February 6, Catherine Walker and I were emailing back and forth about our plans to interview people familiar with the unsolved civil rights murder of her father Clifton Walker 46 years ago. Around mid-afternoon we had a breakthrough; Catherine wrote to tell me about her conversation with the son of a possible eyewitness to the planning of the murder:
I explained to him how important today is: “DADDY’S birthday” How I need his Dad’s # to speak with him to move forward with the Justice quest. He understood.