Archive | Clinton Melton

After Emmett Till — Still Another Mississippi Murder in the Delta

Once the J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant trial in Sumner, Mississippi ended for the murder of Emmett Till, less than a month later in the nearby small cotton town of Glendora, a black service station attendant and father of four children was killed by a friend of Milam’s.*****(An excerpt from “Where Rebels Roost, Mississippi […]

Final Post: Who Killed Emmett Till?; Racism a “Thing” of the Past?

Clinton Melton, a family man who was not a civil rights activist, was killed while working at this former service station site in Glendora, Miss. One month after the Milam/Bryant trial in nearby Sumner, Melton was shot to death by one of Milam’s friends who was drunk and angry because Melton put “too much gas” […]

Emmett Till TV Program Set Oct. 5

A note from civil rights film producer Keith Beauchamp — Dear Friends, Please remember to watch, “Murder in Black and White” hosted by Al Sharpton Oct. 5th – 8th on TV One 10pm EST (9pm CST). Sincerely, Keith A. BeauchampExecutive Producer/ Director“Murder in Black and White”http://www.tvoneonline.com/

New Park Honors Emmett Till

The grocery store in Glendora, Miss., where Till whistled at the grocer’s wife. Emmett Till Park to open in Mississippi Delta townBy TIMOTHY R. BROWN | Associated Press Writer 1:53 PM CDT, September 16, 2008 JACKSON, Miss. – A 20-acre park and nature trail in memory of Emmett Till will open Friday in the tiny […]

Filmmaker collaborating with FBI on civil rights cases for TV show

(Site of Clinton Melton’s murder in Glendora. Melton was murdered while working at a service station that once stood here.) JACKSON, Miss. — As an African-American teenager in Louisiana, Keith Beauchamp tried interracial dating – behaviour that prompted his parents to tell him the grisly tale of Emmett Till, who was murdered for whistling at […]

Filmmaker collaborating with FBI on civil rights cases for TV show

JACKSON, Miss. — As an African-American teenager in Louisiana, Keith Beauchamp tried interracial dating – behaviour that prompted his parents to tell him the grisly tale of Emmett Till, who was murdered for whistling at a white woman. The story of Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago who had come to Mississippi to visit his uncle […]

Land of Emmett Till .. Group Demands Cold Cases Be Resolved

Adlena Hamlett, a retired Mississippi school teacher, was murdered with Birdia Keglar in 1965 THE NAMES ON THE SIGNS — Lamar Smith, Benjamin Brown, Wharlest Jackson, Adlena Hamlett ? were reminders of some of Mississippi’s darkest days during the civil rights movement. About 60 people rallied on the steps of the Capitol with signs in […]

Mississippi Cold Cases Need Resolution, Group Demands in Jackson, Miss.

Adlena Hamlett, a retired Mississippi school teacher, was murdered with Birdia Keglar in 1965 THE NAMES ON THE SIGNS — Lamar Smith, Benjamin Brown, Wharlest Jackson, Adlena Hamlett ? were reminders of some of Mississippi’s darkest days during the civil rights movement. About 60 people rallied on the steps of the Capitol with signs in […]

Louis Allen; Relatives Ask For Cold Case Investigation

Reward offered in 1964 slaying; efforts to find Louis Allen’s killer increase after solving other cold cases Family members of Louis Allen, a Liberty resident shot to death 43 years ago in what the FBI is investigating as a civil rights-era slaying, are offering $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killers. Allen’s […]

The Land of Emmett Till

As the United States demands apologies from Turkey … lest we forget? MANDATING INDIGENOUS HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONDr. June Terpstra ….My students in colleges and universities in the USA typically do not know the history of the indigenous people of North America. They believe a lie told to them in the mandated public education programs that Columbus […]