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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 […]

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 […]

Tallahatchie Co. leaders apologize for Emmett Till’s murder trial

Tallahatchie River, near site where Emmett Till’s body was found October 2, 2007BY SHELIA BYRD Associated Press WriterJACKSON, Miss.—- The county where Chicago teenager Emmett Till’s body was found after he allegedly whistled at a white woman officially apologized Tuesday for the way the crime was handled, more than 50 years after the boy died. […]

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: […]

Emmett Till; ‘Open Door to Horrid Truths’

Site of the 1955 trial Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd takes a look at the Emmett Till bill for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .. Fifty-two years ago, EmmettTill, a 14-year-old black boy, was beaten and shot to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in segregated Mississippi. An all-white jury took 67 minutes to acquit […]

From the Land of Emmett Till …

Journalist Ben Greenberg writes about the James Ford Seale conviction … A movement seeking widespread remediation for crimes against blacks and their allies during the civil rights era is finally gaining ground. For the last eight days in Jackson, Mississippi, reputed Ku Klux Klan member James Ford Seale has sat, mostly silent, in the James […]

Team would proble civil rights killings

(courthouse in Sumner, Miss., site where confessed murderers of Emmett Till were tried and found innocent) Congress moved yesterday toward setting aside $100 million to create a Justice Department unit devoted to investigating unsolved murders from the civil rights era. A bill named in honor of slain black teenager Emmett Till that is advancing through […]

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.” […]

Money to probe cold rights cases advances

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.” […]