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U.S. Senator James Eastland Tried to Fake Out LBJ Over Lynching of Freedom Summer Volunteers Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney

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Car belonging to Freedom Summer volunteers Mchael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman — all killed in the summer of 1964 while helping register black voters in the state of Mississippi. The Sovereignty Commission is filled with documents on Mississippi Burning — the lynching of three young Freedom Summer volunteers who were killed on this […]

U,.S. Senator James Eastland Tried to Fake Out LBJ Over The Murders of Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney

U.S. Senator James O. Eastland (1904 – 1986) From Chapter 18 of The Plan — A Historical Fiction Novel about Two Murdered Black, Gay Lawyers And A White Detective , All Killed Because They Knew Too Much About The Assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.*****“In the summer of 1964, three […]

Alvin Sykes, Long-Time Emmett Till Investigator, Pushes Kansas City Police to Open Cold Case of Black Political Leader

The decision to re-open what has become Kansas City’s Coldest Case comes after civil rights advocate Alvin Sykes has been pushing Kansas City police and the FBI to work together in reinvestigating the murder of black political leader Leon Jordan. Sykes is probably best known for persuading federal and Mississippi officials to reopen one of the nation’s most […]

Federal building to be named after three civil rights heroes: Paul Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner

Unidentified Mississippi woman eulogizes Paul Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner. (Photograph by Susan Klopfer. Taken during a ceremony on the courthouse steps of Neshoba County, Mississippi) After countless Mississippi buildings, reservoirs and post offices named after the likes of Sen. James O. Eastland, Gov. Ross Barnett and politician Walter Sillers, there’s finally an effort to […]

Medgar Evers Was Targeted By Mississippi Sovereignty Commission; 2010 80th Anniversary of Evers’s Birth

Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first NAACP leader. 2010 eightieth anniversary of his birth. Blogger Rev. Gerald Britt pays hommage to Medgar Evers, Mississippi’s first NAACP leader who was murdered in the driveway of his home: This year is the 80th anniversary of the birth of Medgar Evers, one of our country’s most significant Civil Rights freedom […]

Killen Sues FBI; Says Rights Violated in Murder Trial of Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney

The New York Times reports that Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers, has sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Mississippi’s attorney general, claiming they conspired to suppress his rights to “defend his society and culture.” Killen, a former saw mill operator and onetime […]

Mississippi Good ‘Ol Boy, Charlie Capps, Meets His Maker

Charles Capps, Jr. This reported December 27, 2009 by The Clarion Ledger: Former Rep. Charles Wilson Capps Jr. of Cleveland, once one of the most powerful members of the Mississippi Legislature, has died at the age of 84. Known across the state simply as “Charlie,” the cigar- chomping Democrat from the Delta was renowned for […]

Cold Cases; From the Folks Who Brought Us COINTELPRO

Counter Intelligence Programs Against Activists in the 60s: COINTELPRO (an acronym for Counter Intelligence Program) was a series of covert, and often illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. The FBI used covert operations from its inception, however […]

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act Becomes Law

Lake outside of Drew, Miss. where over the years bodies of black women were dumped. Lore is that female Klan members murdered the women, believing they had slept with their husbands.* * * A five-year quest to get the government to pay attention to half-century-old, unsolved murders from the civil rights era has finally paid […]