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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 […]

Emmett Till Grand Jury Members Speak Out

The Leflore County Courthouse in Greenwood From the Associated Press GREENWOOD — The half-century search for justice in the murder of Emmett Till petered out last February when a Leflore County grand jury declined to indict Carolyn Donham on criminal charges. “There is nobody left to indict,” said Greg Watkins, one of 19 members from […]

Land of Emmett Till ..

Mississippi civil rights activist Margaret Block watches her computer screen closely as young Florida college student Andrew Meyer is tasered by campus police. “How could anyone say he was resisting? He was holding a book under his arm and he never let go of it, as far as I can tell.” Block turns her attention […]

Were Is Justice: John Lewis Asks

Once a SNCC volunteer protester, U. S. Rep. John Lewis is carried away by police Wednesday, September 5, 2007, 02:23 PM The Atlanta Journal-Constitution U.S. Rep. John Lewis went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, tying the disarray in the U.S. Justice Department to Georgia’s voter ID law. Here’s the gist of his printed remarks: […]

Sovereignty Records Could Help Solve Cold Cases

Widows of two civil-rights activists slain in the 1960s in 2006 appealed to Congress yesterday to help bring justice in scores of cold murder cases from that era. To do so, Myrlie Evers-Williams said, would aid surviving families and tell the nation “that these people’s lives were not in vain.” She testified on the 44th […]

From the land of Emmett Till …

PETER HARDINTIMES-DISPATCH WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTreports … WASHINGTON — Widows of two civil-rights activists slain in the 1960s appealed to Congress yesterday to help bring justice in scores of cold murder cases from that era. To do so, Myrlie Evers-Williams said, would aid surviving families and tell the nation “that these people’s lives were not in vain.” […]

Gordon Lackey dies in Greenwood; Klansman involved in Evers slaying

The man who may have killed Medgar Evers (or at least had a role in the assassination) died died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. When Medgar Evers was killed, rumors quickly spread that more than one Klansman was involved, including Gordon Mims Lackey. Several years ago, when tracking down this story, Becky […]

Gordon M. Lackey dies; Emmett Till murder connection?

The man who may have killed Medgar Evers (or at least had a role in the assassination) died died Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. When Medgar Evers was killed, rumors quickly spread that more than one Klansman was involved, including Gordon Mims Lackey. Several years ago, when tracking down this story, Becky […]