Archive | Jo Etha Collier

Sorrow Flows in Bogues and Streams of the Mississippi Delta, and Around the World

“Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son — lynched?” Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till A silent bogue in the Mississippi Delta (photo by Susan Klopfer) […]

Civil Rights Cold Cases Dumped by the FBI; Join Me On a Quick Trip to the Delta

Getting ready (packing) for my trip to Mississippi to work on several cold cases that seem to be shunned by the FBI and others. Actually, the FBI has thrown in the towel and apparently won’t be using the $8 million they were awarded to investigate these killings of black people like Birdia Keglar, Adlena Hamlett, […]

Author revisits Mississippi delta civil rights cases

Former area author revisits civil rights cases BY TERRY Sunday, 11 October 2009 00:00 Susan Klopfer believes the long, sad chapter of American history surrounding the civil rights struggles of African Americans should never be forgotten. Using her journalistic talents, she’s authored two books focused on unsolved atrocities in the Mississippi Delta region that […]

Emmett Till and Others Murdered in Sunflower County Town of Drew, Heart of the Mississippi Delta

Fannie Lou Hamer, left, was a grass roots activist who sought to free her people. She became one of the modern civil right movement’s most respected figures and symbols of Black Freedom. As a child, she heard her parents talk of the 1923 murder of sharecropper Joe Pullen on the streets of her hometown of […]

Civil Rights Stories: Jo Etha Collier

A small group of Boston-based law clinic students are trying to uncover new details about a Mississippi high school senior who was killed over thirty-seven years ago on her graduation night. Jo Etha Collier was murdered at approximately 9:45 p.m. on May 25, 1971, shortly after the ceremony ended; she had been talking to friends […]