Archive | Byron de la Beckwith

Ghosts of Mississippi — Remembering Medgar Evers this June 12, 2012 – 49 Years After His Mississippi Murder

“People who lived through those days will tell you that something shifted in their hearts after Medgar Evers died, something that put them beyond fear…. At that point a new motto was born: After Medgar, no more fear.” Maryanne Voller, Esquire Medgar Evers, brave Mississippi civil rights leader THERE MAY BE SOME WHO still ask […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Remembering Robert Keglar, Mississippi Civil Rights Activist

At right, the late Robert Keglar, a true Mississippi civil rights hero. (Photo by Susan Klopfer)(I wrote the following article last year, after hearing that Robert Keglar died. Robert was a true hero of the modern civil rights movement, as was his mother, Birdia Keglar. Both were from the small town of Charleston, Miss., also […]

Mississippi Good ‘Ol Boy, Charlie Capps, Meets His Maker

Charles Capps, Jr. This reported December 27, 2009 by The Clarion Ledger: Former Rep. Charles Wilson Capps Jr. of Cleveland, once one of the most powerful members of the Mississippi Legislature, has died at the age of 84. Known across the state simply as “Charlie,” the cigar- chomping Democrat from the Delta was renowned for […]

Bobby DeLaughter Who Secured Convictions of Byron De La Beckwith; Sent to Prison Today

Bobby DeLaughter The prosecutor who secured the conviction in the infamous Medgar Evers Mississippi murder case is to begin serving his 18-month prison sentence today at a facility in Kentucky. From CNN — CNN) — Bobby DeLaughter — the prosecutor who secured the conviction in the infamous Medgar Evers Mississippi murder case — is himself […]

Cold Cases: Is Current List Good Enough to Work From? (I Don’t Think So)

Do questions remain about who was involved in the death of Medgar Evers? Was Byron de la Beckwith his true assassin? His only assassin? The only prosecutable person? After listening to stories still traveling through the Mississippi Delta, Evers would be a good name to add to the Cold Case list. President Barack Obama is […]

Medgar Evers remembered for achievements

KNOWN TODAY more for his struggles for civil rights in Mississippi and his untimely death at the hands of an assassin than for his writings, Medgar Evers nevertheless left behind an impressive record of achievement. Medgar Wiley Evers was born July 2, 1925, near Decatur, Mississippi, and attended school there until he was inducted into […]

Medgar Evers remembered for achievements

KNOWN TODAY more for his struggles for civil rights in Mississippi and his untimely death at the hands of an assassin than for his writings, Medgar Evers nevertheless left behind an impressive record of achievement. Medgar Wiley Evers was born July 2, 1925, near Decatur, Mississippi, and attended school there until he was inducted into […]