Exerlena Jackson’s husband died as a result of a car bomb outside of the International Paper Company in 1967 that made national news and was followed by what was possibly the largest FBI investigation ever conducted in southwest Mississippi and eastern Louisiana. Jackson passed away before she was able to see justice for her husband’s death.
Articles about Wharlest Jackson Case
One of the largest United Klans of America (UKA) rallies ever, which even featured the Imperial Wizard Shelton, was held in Natchez at Liberty Park in October of 1965. There was said to be no other Klan rally in the 1960s this large.
George Metcalfe and Wharlest Jackson survived 1964, one of the bloodiest and most violent years for the Klu Klux Klan. Many people were murdered, beaten and flogged. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate was bombed and set on fire.
The night Wharlest Jackson was murdered will remain in his wife’s memory forever. Those who committed the murder have yet to be found, but are believe to be members of the Silver Dollar Group, a violent cell of the Klu Klux Klan.