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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 […]

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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: […]

Jury is in; Seale guilty after two hours of deliberation

Former KKK man found guilty of kidnappingsBy Matt Saldana in Jackson, MississippiJune 15, 2007 11:32am A FORMER Ku Klux Klansman was found guilty of kidnapping today in the 1964 deaths of two black men in Mississippi, a case that highlighted white supremacist violence during the civil rights era. A jury deliberated just two hours before […]

Attorneys conclude case against Seale

The Associated Press reports that attorneys for a reputed Ku Klux Klansman concluded their case Wednesday in Jackson, Miss. without his testimony on kidnapping and conspiracy charges in the 1964 deaths of two black Mississippi teenagers. Witnesses called on behalf of James Ford Seale, 71, included his younger brother and an Alabama forensic pathologist who […]

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.” […]

Case Against Seale Not “Too Old”

Judge refuses to dismiss Miss. civil rights-era kidnapping case against reputed Klansman HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Writer Wednesday May 2nd, 2007 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss the case against a reputed Ku Klux Klansman charged with kidnapping in the brutal 1964 slayings of two black Mississippi teenagers. The […]

Klansmen powerful, witness says

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — In life, FBI informant Earnest Gilbert so feared his fellow Ku Klux Klansmen that he never had the courage to testify about the 1964 killings of two black teenagers. In death, his voice is finally being heard in a courtroom. Prosecutors in a revived civil rights-era case are trying to persuade […]