Archive | FBI cold case initiative

The Modern Civil Rights Movement in America (It Just Keeps Rollin’ Along)

The late Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss. was known for her soul-filled  singing and civil rights activism. Only several weeks ago, the nation was talking about the murder of Emmett Till, an event that is some 50-plus years postmortem. Why so? While late last August was the 56th anniversary of Till’s brutal death in 1955, […]

FBI Report on Emmett Till Investigation

In March, 2007, the FBI released a summary of its 8000 page report of its investigation of the murder of Emmett Till. This report also includes the 354 page transcript of the 1955 murder trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant. The transcript had been lost for decades, but in the course of their […]

Murder of Emmett Till, 1955, Still Has Effect on 68-Year-Old Man; Member ‘Little Rock Nine’

Terrence Roberts, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” a group of black students who broke racial barriers during the tense desegregation of an Arkansas high school, shared this and other stories Friday night at the Plaza Resort and Spa. He spoke at the Volusia County-Daytona Beach Branch NAACP’s 37th annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. […]

Alvin Sykes, Long-Time Emmett Till Investigator, Pushes Kansas City Police to Open Cold Case of Black Political Leader

The decision to re-open what has become Kansas City’s Coldest Case comes after civil rights advocate Alvin Sykes has been pushing Kansas City police and the FBI to work together in reinvestigating the murder of black political leader Leon Jordan. Sykes is probably best known for persuading federal and Mississippi officials to reopen one of the nation’s most […]

FBI and Cold Cases; Might as Well Buy a New Freezer, Families Say

Louis Allen, killed in Mississippi So it’s not just me that is unhappy over the Cold Case Initiative and the lack of leadership coming from the FBI. If you will recall, my friends Gwen Dailey and Nina Zachery-Black, relatives of Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett, are pretty disgusted with FBI agents and the bureaucracy surrounding […]

FBI Cold Case Initiative offers little comfort for families

Louis Allen, killed in Mississippi So it’s not just me that is unhappy over the Cold Case Initiative and the lack of leadership coming from the FBI. If you will recall, my friends Gwen Dailey and Nina Zachery-Black, relatives of Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett, are pretty disgusted with FBI agents and the bureaucracy surrounding […]