Did a "wrecking crew" from the Tallulah unit of the Original Knights of the Ku Klux Klan set Frank Morris' shoe shop on fire in 1964?
In 1989, according to Clarion-Ledger reports, secret files showed that at the same time the state was prosecuting Byron De La Beckwith in 1964 for Evers’ murder, another arm of the state was secretly assisting Beckwith’s defense, trying to get him acquitted. That other arm was the state’s segregationist spy agency, the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, which was headed by the governor.
A timeline of the over 30-year investigation into the killings of three civil rights workers in 1964.
Natchez Klan leader E.L. McDaniel, who became an FBI informant, told the bureau in 1967 that Klansmen from Ferriday and Natchez may have been responsible for the arson murder of Ferriday shoe shop owner Frank Morris because of complaints that Morris was flirting with white women.
U.S. Sen. John Kerry plans to introduce legislation next week that would pave the way for the release of thousands of FBI documents on the life and death of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The bill calls for creating a Martin Luther King Records Collection at the National Archives that would include all government records related to King. The bill also would create a five-member independent...
In 1964, the value of a black man's life weighed on the minds of a handful of white people daring enough to speak out and take a stand at a time of widespread Klan violence against blacks and the white people who supported Civil Rights.
One who did both was Marge Baroni, a 40-year-old white activist from Natchez who was upset when the local Catholic priest failed to stand before his...
Some small-town newspapers in the conservative rural South shy away from stirring up ghosts of the past. Not the weekly Concordia Sentinel and editor Stanley Nelson.
James Ford Seale was a lead suspect in three murders, including the Dee-Moore murders, and was an active member of the violent Silver Dollar Group. Despite these troublesome facts, Seale decided to run for Sheriff.
A fellow Concordia Parish Klansmen admitted to being in the truck with 'Red' Glover at the time of the car bombing of a Natchez NAACP leader, George Metcalfe. These insights that O. C. "Coonie" Poissot told the FBI could help with the investigation of Wharlest Jackson's car bombing.
The leader of a violent Klu Klux Klan unit, The Silver Dollar Group, was a lead suspect in the car bombing of Wharlest Jackson. Raleigh Jackson ‘Red’ Glover was an employee at the Armstrong Tire & Rubber Plant with Jackson when the murder occurred.