Racial killings from the civil rights era still haunt families and the country.
James Ford Seale is convicted on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy for the 1964 slayings of two African-American teenagers. A CBC filmmaker helped to bring about the conviction.
James Ford Seale faces a Yale-educated black judge 43 years after he is alleged to have tortured and drowned two black teenagers. The crime was given to local authorities and never further investigated, until now.
James Ford Seale was thought to be dead when the trial over his murder of two African-American teenagers in 1964 came back up. Now, Thomas Moore, the brother of one of the victims, finally gets a chance to confront ex-Klansmen, James Ford Seale.
A Mississippi Man recently charged with the murders of two African-American teenagers in 1964 wrote a hate letter published in the Franklin Tribune not long after committing the crime. The letter provides a rare glimpse into the mind of a man accused in connection with these murders and the culture behind segregation in Mississippi during the civil rights movement.
For every infamous killing that tore at the South in the 1950s and 60s, there were many more that were barely noted, much less investigated. The hard work of many journalists and filmmakers is helping to bring these cases back to light.
The deaths of two black men over 43 years ago have been put to the back burner, until now. One CBC filmmaker knew there was more to the story. He thought he was only helping a man who lost a brother and a friend find closure, but also helps reopen an investigation that was left in the cold long ago.
As a result of Dave Ridgen’s poking and asking questions about the extra missing bodies in the Mississippi Burning case, more families of the victims’ are finding justice.
A former Klu Klux Klan member was indicted in January of 2007 in federal court in Mississippi on charges related to his role in the abductions and slaying of two young African American men in 1964. Once investigators found out the ex-Klan member was still alive, his case was brought before a grand jury.