Archive | Ku Klux Klan

From the Land of Emmett Till: Guest Blog HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR]

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Hunter Bear  (April 6 2014) Dr. John Salter, sociologist and civil rights activist and author For the past several months, we’ve been getting a fair amount of attention with respect to my several years of very successful grassroots organizing in the Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt back in the ’60s.  We accomplished a great  many tangible things in […]

New Emmett Till Video on YouTube; Features Mississippi Delta Blues, Early Civil Rights Leaders, Cotton Fields, Churches and More

Just spent some time going through my Mississippi Delta photographs and wanted to share the resulting video with you. Here t’is:

John Grisham’s New Book Revisits Mississippi; The Land of Emmett Till

NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s Note: This is such good news for avid readers of John Grisham books. It will be hard to wait for this newest novel. Meanwhile, The Plan, is set for June release. More to come. sk) MAY 3, 2013 12:00 PM John Grisham set to release ‘Sycamore Row,’ sequel to ‘A Time to […]

JFK Assassination Author, John Beviliqua, Thanks Colleagues For Research Efforts

John Bevilaqua, authorJFK – The Final Solution (Red Scares, White Power and Blue Death) Let’s hear it for the proverbial ‘Bull in the China Shop’, yours truly, without whose persistence, this entire JFK Conundrum could have gone on for yet another 50 years. And let us thank John Simkin for opening up this thread again […]

“I’m sorry” — Former KKK Supporter Elwin Wilson Says Before He Dies

KKK Doesn’t Go Away Who’s sorry now? Elwin Wilson has died at the age of 76, leaving behind a legacy of a man who was able to admit the error of his ways. Wilson was formerly a supporter of the Ku Klux Klan, which is frequently misspelled as Klu Klux Klan. During his affiliation with […]

Film Maker Still Asking Who Killed Dr. Martin Luther King; Story Remains Filled With Intrigue

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The affair of Jules Rocco Kimble illustrates how government pressure has induced potential witnesses to slip from Garrison’s grasp. A self-avowed member of the Ku Klux Klan who got in trouble over bombings in Baton Rouge, Kimble approached the DA’s men in the apparent hope of gaining mitigation. He said that on […]

Emmett Till’s Mississippi Delta Hasn’t Changed Much, Reporter Finds

Heart of the Mississippi Delta, near the murder site of Emmett Till. Has it changed much? You decide. “The advice from the front office at East Side High in Cleveland, Mississippi, is clear. Lurk in the corridor with the kids and the school principal, Dr Randy Grierson, is bound to show up shortly.With boisterous laughter, […]

Asa Earl Carter — the Forrest Bedford of the Native American literary world?

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I was fascinated by a recent public television documentary about a man named Asa Carter who changed his name mid-life name to Forrest Bedford Carter, becoming an author of a controversial memoir, now recognized as a work for fiction, The Education of Little Tree. Asa Carter, segregationist, aka Forrest Bedford Carter, the Native American author […]

Appeals Court Affirms Conviction Of Reputed Klansman In Civil Rights Era Cold Case In Miss.

James Ford Seale (Daily Mail, UK) A federal appeals court has upheld the 2007 conviction of a reputed Ku Klux Klan member in the kidnapping of two black men who were abducted and killed in rural Mississippi in 1964. In a 2-1 ruling, the panel of judges said the evidence in the case against James […]

Klan Protests Song Change at University of Mississippi

Members of the Ku Klux Klan dress in full robes for a protest on the steps of Fulton Chapel at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009.(AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Ryan Moore) The Ku Klux Klan protested before a University of Mississippi and LSU game today. The focus of the Ku Klux […]