Archive | Jesse Jackson

Why doesn’t Mississippi Recognize Civil Rights Leader, Cleve McDowell?

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What is left of a small downtown Drew, Mississippi church that was started by the Rev. Cleve McDowell, also a Delta lawyer. McDowell, who once worked for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the SCLC, was murdered in 1997 in his home. …This is one of many Mississippi photos that I took when living in […]

Hunterbear: Notes on Endangered Native Burials in the Florida Everglades; Way Back When — Jackson, Mississippi and Civil Rights

Blog post by Hunter Bearhttp://www.hunterbear.org (Publisher’s note: Hunterbear is a noted civil rights veteran, a university professor, and author.) Earlier today I posted on the endangered Native burials in the Florida Everglades. Sam Friedman writes: It is hard to find words for such behavior. Attack, oppress and steal from people when they are alive, then […]

Like Killing of Trayvon Martin, 1997 Murder of Cleve McDowell, a lawyer who tried to solve the Emmett Till murder (and others), leaves Forensic Questions Unanswered

Cleve McDowell, left, and his friend, Rev. Jesse Jackson, go out on the campaign trail in the Mississippi Delta — as the cotton dust flies. Jackson, who knew McDowell through the SCLC, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights organization, was helping his friend seek state office.(Note: The March anniversary of Dr. Cleve McDowell, a […]

Jesse Jackson, Jr., Human and Civil Rights Advocate, Speaks Out in Oregon on Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Photographer: Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian Calling the Portand, Oregon police shooting of an unarmed man an “execution,” the Rev. Jesse Jackson on Tuesday said letting the police officer who fired the shot return to work as scheduled is “insulting.” Jackson was in Portland to talk to local leaders about the Jan. 29 shooting death of Aaron […]

Cleve McDowell Murdered 11 years ago, March 13, 1997; Questions remain

Cleve McDowell, Mississippi lawyer murdered in 1997, with friend Rev. Jesse Jackson. McDowell was campaigning for state office when this photo was taken. Eleven years ago a black criminal lawyer was shot to death in his Mississippi Delta home. On the morning of March 13, 1997, the naked, lifeless body of Cleve McDowell was discovered […]

From the Land of Emmett Till … Another Cold Case Requires Attention

Cleve McDowell, Mississippi lawyer murdered in 1997, with friend Rev. Jesse Jackson. McDowell was campaigning for state office when this photo was taken. Eleven years ago a black criminal lawyer was shot to death in his Mississippi Delta home. On the morning of March 13, 1997, the naked, lifeless body of Cleve McDowell was discovered […]