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Birdia Keglar Memorial Highway??

Some very interesting news from the Mississippi Legislature – “Birdia Keglar Memorial Highway,” a portion of Highway 35 in Tallahatchie County. Keglar, a voting rights advocate, was murdered by Ku Klux Klansmen on her way home to Charleston after meeting with Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in Jackson in 1966. More on this story from the […]

Keglar, Hamlett; Mississippi civil rights murders draw interest

“Lest we forget …” Adlena Hamlett Birdia Keglar At last — there is finally some interest building in the murders of Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett, both killed in 1966 in the Delta, outside of Greenwood. Quite possible, now, the FBI will take on this closed case. Let’s hope. Here’s a story from the London […]