Archive | Missippi Sovereignty Commission

Use Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files to Write Your Own Fiction or Nonfiction Books, Author Susan Klopfer Says

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Adlena Hamlett: You will find her files in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission data base. Family members once loaned me this photograph of her for my book, Who Killed Emmett Till? and I’ve always appreciated their assistance. sk Have you ever wanted to write your own book? This link to files on the story of Horace […]

Cleve McDowell Autopsy; interesting… (Mississippi civil rights advocate, lawyer. Murdered in 1997)

Many of you may be interested in looking at the entire autopsy of Cleve McDowell. I believe that I own the only copy, since the state of Mississippi said it “disappeared” with time… https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwmgTfJtEx11SW5lMmU0VDJEQUk/edit# Pretty interesting stuff, and I have written quite a bit about the person who conducted this autopsy and the observations of […]

Academic Smearing at its “Unlevel Best” — Loads of Sovereignty Commission Records

The man who once taught sociology at Tougaloo College under the name of John Salter, a fine academic and brilliant writer who was frequently smeared by the Sovereignty Commission, takes time to reflect. Hunter Gray to Bear, 6:17 AM (2 hours ago) I much like Fall in the West. Here in the higher altitudes of […]

Don’t ever discount the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

I remember when I first started looking at Sovereignty Commission records. I read a quote, calling the investigators “keystone cops”, back when the records were first made public. Reporters had done a quick look through records of prominent people and most likely, because many records had already been pulled and kept away from public view, […]

Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files: Dr. King Spied On By State-Hired FBI Agents

Lots of links in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission files showing the state officials’s hatred of Dr. King. Here’s a poster calling for his murder: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd03/021330.png&otherstuff=2|55|12|41|1|1|1|20869| Memo detailing plan to harm Dr. King: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd10/078243.png&otherstuff=99|93|0|15|1|1|1|77228| Mississippi student gets in trouble for hanging up picture of Dr. King (1971). This is interesting, because I received reports that a […]

King Files Could Could be Opened — Sen. John Kerry

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was threatened early on not to come into Mississippi. Here’s an early report: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd01/000387.png&otherstuff=2|2|0|4|13|1|1|380|* * * * * From the Clarion Ledger — U.S. Sen. John Kerry plans to introduce legislation next week that would pave the way for the release of thousands of FBI documents on the life and […]

Civil Rights Lawyer William Kunstler Liked to Shake Up Mississippi

Attorney Kunstler, Wickipedia Daughters of the late civil rights attorney, William Kunstler, Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler, have recently completed a documentary about their father entitled William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe which will have its world premiere screening as part of the Documentary Competition of the upcoming 2009 Sundance Film Festival in January. Mississippi’s Sovereignty […]