Archive | civil rights cold cases

From the Land of Emmett Till: Will Hollywood turn an Emmett Till book into a movie?

Why is it important to know the story of Emmett Till? Especially in the North, I have found that still too few people know this history (one civil rights “author” from Santa Fe, New Mexico chided me recently for writing about Till and this event. “You are just trying to drum up publicity,” he said. […]

List of civil rights-era cases remaining open, according to Justice Department – Update of Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (Cold Case Initiative)

The gravesite of Louis Allen, killed in Mississippi, Jan. 31, 1964   Heading the list of civil rights-era cases remaining officially open by the U.S. Dept. of Justice is the murder of Mississippian Louis Allen, who was killed on Jan. 31, 1964. Under its “Cold Case Initiative” and the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime […]

Emmett Till eBook Price Now 99 Cents

News ReleaseFor information, contactSusan Klopfersusan@emmett-till-ebook.comhttp://emmett-till-ebook.com AUDIO BOOK TRAILER — Click to Listen Publisher Lowers Emmett Till eBook Price to 99 cents; ‘It’s Time For More People To Know This Story,’ Author Says “After you read [Who Killed Emmett Till?], the events will live in your heart and mind too, because [Klopfer] makes it come alive. […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: “Emmett and Me”

Who Killed Emmett Till? It is a fair question to ask, as the 56th anniversary of this murder arrives.* * * * * Recent flooding in the Mississippi Delta* * * * * In 2003, my husband was hired by a private medical group to be the mental health director for inmates in Mississippi’s state-run […]

Freedom Riders Under the Sovereignty Commission Radar

As Mississippi honored the 1961 Freedom Riders on the 50th anniversary of the movement that changed America forever, one among them returning was Thomas Armstrong, the first to join the Rides in his native Mississippi. Armstrong led more than 30 students from Tougaloo College, Jackson State University and local high schools in going to the bus […]

Black History Month: Emmett Till documentarian, Keith Beauchamp, has more surprises in store

Keith Beauchamp, left, interviewing Johnny Holcomb, a retired state police investigator in Louisiana, in “The Ghosts of Bogalusa” episode of “The Injustice Files.” (Photo, Investigation Discovery) From The New York Times: Better known for crime fare like “I (Almost) Got Away With It” and “Deadly Women,” Investigation Discovery is using Black History Month to turn […]

Civil Rights Author Speaks Out on FBI Investigation of Civil Rights Martyrs Murders; Medgar Evers Murder Investigation Reopens?

Civil rights author, Susan Klopfer (Where Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited, 2005 ) said she is not “at all surprised” the FBI is taking a second look at the murder of Mississippi NAACP leader Medgar Evers. Killed in the summer of 1963 in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi home, “Evers was a beloved man […]

New York Times – Emmett Till Archives

The New York Times keeps a fascinating archives of all Emmett Till stories written by its staffers. Take a peek here. Some recent articles include:Scant Progress in Effort on Old Racial KillingsEmmett Till’s Coffin Goes to MuseumAfter Inquiry, Grand Jury Refuses to Issue New Indictments in Till CaseRemembering a Boy, His Savage Murder and Racial […]

Land of Emmett Till: Prosecutor Candidate’s Father Inspirational Civil Rights Figure

From the Desoto Times Tribune — Chatham relying on experience By ROBERT LEE LONGCommunity Editor HERNANDO — Gerald Chatham, a candidate for Circuit Court Judge, District 17, Place 4 says his courtroom experience and career as a former prosecutor will serve him well if elected. Chatham’s opponent in Tuesday’s runoff election is attorney Robert S. […]

Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama

Kathy Lohr of National Public Radio reports that Jury selection begins Monday for a 45-year-old civil rights case in Alabama. A former state trooper is charged with murder in the shooting death of Jimmie Lee Jackson, a black protester who was killed in 1965. Jackson’s death united civil rights leaders across the country and led […]