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Stanley Nelson

Concordia Sentinel
Ferriday-Vidalia, LA

As editor of The Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday who writes a weekly column about his region's turbulent history, even Stanley Nelson has been astonished by his own discoveries about the mean, corrupt and violent behavior of Ku Klux Klansmen in the recent past. Week after week, Stanley digs out a new gem about the unsolved race murders of Frank Morris, Joe Edwards and Wharlest Jackson ­ reports that have led the FBI to offer a reward and prompted federal and state prosecutors to join forces in probing the murders. Stanley¹s reports on the secretive Silver Dollar Group, a Klan offshoot, prompted the sons of a deceased Klan leader to describe to him life inside a Klan family and ask forgiveness for any evil deeds their father may have committed.