Archive | Lynch mob

Award-winning filmmaker wants civil rights crimes solved; calls on FBI to re-open Emmett Till cold case and others of civil rights era

Keith Beauchamp speaks to an audience in Philadelphia, Miss., about the 1964 murders of Michael Schwerner, Paul Goodman and James Chaney. Only one man, Edgar Ray “Preacher” Killen, of potentially dozens of suspects, was ever convicted for the crimes. Kelly Peters, reporter for the Daily Orange, writes that when Keith Beauchamp saw the photograph of […]

Delta Manhunt, Booze, Guns & More: ‘You Call It Justice, But It’s Just Another Word For Jive” (Margaret Block, Civil Rights Poet)

Margaret Block, a Mississippi social activist who has been speaking out on the August Charleston incident, is shown here in Meridian, advocating for arrests of men involved in the killing of civil rights workers in 1964. In the same year, Margaret, a SNCC volunteer in Tallahatchie County, was targeted by the Klan and thus forced […]