Archive | Cleve mcDowell

New Amazon Review Posted on The Emmett Till Book – “… reads like a thriller.”

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I am happy to announce a new Amazon Customer Review on  The Emmett Till Book  (The Amazon edition is in print, only, but The Emmett Till Book is also available for eBook Format at Lulu, Nook, and iBook.)  The Emmett Till Book, by Susan Klopfer (a quick read about an important Mississippi murder)***** ***** ***** 1 of 1 […]

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about Jackson, Mississippi reporter Jerry Mitchel often writes about Emmett Till Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., runs Journey to Justice, a blog that explores the intersection of justice and culture in this place we call the United States​.  Please Tweet this Post. Thanks,  sk Jerry Mitchell’s work has helped […]

What happened to James Meredith’s roommate—the second black person admitted to “Ole Miss”?

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(This fascinating article is reprinted with permission by the author, Pete Eikenberry. The article appeared in the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, a publication to judges and lawyers practicing in the federal courts in New York, Connecticut and Vermont.S short bio for Mr. Eikenberry appears at the end of the article. The photo of Cleve McDowell and Rev. […]

The Plan “Is About Emmett Till, Too,” Author Says

Share| I just put The Plan up on Amazon (Kindle,, for now — print version comes out next week). It’s a book that starts in New York, but ends up in the Mississippi Delta and then moves into South America. For those interested in the story of Emmett Till, The Plan has much to do […]

First book in Clinton Moore Thriller Series —

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Share| What secrets were behind this rusty fence? The Plan  Book 1: Clinton Moore Thriller Series  I met a woman in the Mississippi Delta with a story to tell. She was driving me home from the small town of Drew to Parchman Penitentiary where I lived with my husband, who was the prison’s chief psychologist. That […]

NEWS RELEASE UPDATE: ALTERNATIVE FICTION BOOK AVAILABLE FREE, THRU MARCH 7

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UPDATE: NOW THRU MARCH 7, 2015, THE PLAN IS AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD FROM SMASHWORDS.  CLICK ON  LINK BELOW, THEN USE SPECIAL CODE RW100  (ON PAGE) AFTER SELECTION “BUY” OPTION. LINK — https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/370902 *** New Book Announcement: The Plan Contact Susan Klopfer Cuenca, Ecuador Email sklopfer@gmail.com Words: 68,380 (approximate)Language: EnglishISBN: 9780982604977 Book Trailer Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiVN7YAvfUw Distribution: Smashwords, Amazon, […]

As Long as Kennedy is in power — (Mississippi and JFK)

In June of 1963, the University of Mississippi must decide whether or not to block the entrance of a second black student to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). But “so long as the Kennedy’s are in power, situations like this will have to be endured…” notes an investigator for the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission. Did […]

Why doesn’t Mississippi Recognize Civil Rights Leader, Cleve McDowell?

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What is left of a small downtown Drew, Mississippi church that was started by the Rev. Cleve McDowell, also a Delta lawyer. McDowell, who once worked for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the SCLC, was murdered in 1997 in his home. …This is one of many Mississippi photos that I took when living in […]

Civil Rights Author Releases Autopsy of Mississippi Lawyer; Death of Cleve McDowell ‘Still a Mystery’

For Immediate Release Susan Klopfer Civil Rights Author, Speaker http://susanklopfer.com Mississippi Civil Rights Author Releases Autopsy of Delta Lawyer Murdered in 1997; Report Found in Sunflower County Courthouse Basement ‘Leaves Open Questions About What Really Happened to Cleve McDowell’ (Gallup, NM) – A controversial autopsy of a civil rights lawyer murdered in 1997 has been […]

Cleve McDowell Autopsy; interesting… (Mississippi civil rights advocate, lawyer. Murdered in 1997)

Many of you may be interested in looking at the entire autopsy of Cleve McDowell. I believe that I own the only copy, since the state of Mississippi said it “disappeared” with time… https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwmgTfJtEx11SW5lMmU0VDJEQUk/edit# Pretty interesting stuff, and I have written quite a bit about the person who conducted this autopsy and the observations of […]