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Amazon Reviewer – The Emmett Till Book, and To Kill a Mockingbird

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Share| Emmett Till was murdered in the Mississippi Delta (outside of Drew, Miss.) in the hot summer of 1955. 60th anniversary occurs in 2015. FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW POSTED ON AMAZON: The Emmett Till Book reads like a great thriller, told with breathtaking detail…a must read Emmett Till wasn’t just another child in the wrong […]

Anne Moody’s Former College Professor Recalls This ‘Gifted Mississippi Activist and Writer’

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* * * (Editor’s note: Sociologist John R. Salter, Jr. is a well-known civil rights and labor activist. I am proud to publish this following piece he has written on Anne Moody, his former student at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. On a personal note, I never met her, but Moody’s book, Coming of Age in […]

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 […]

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Susan Klopfer, author The Plan Scheduled for July, 2013 Publication http://ebooksfromsusan.com Medgar Evers, WW II veteran and former coordinator of the Mississippi NAACP who was murdered on June 12, 1963 at his Jackson home. June 12 (Cuenca, Ecuador) — An excerpted chapter from The Plan was released today by the eBook’s author, Susan Klopfer. “This […]

Dr. John Salter is Alive and Well in Idaho! (So Kiss Off, Mississippi!)

Dr. John Salter, Jr., Tougaloo College sociologist and civil rights leader, is harassed at a lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi during an organized sit-in. SINCE STARTING WORK on my new historical fiction novel on the Mississippi Delta and the modern civil rights movement (The Plan” A Novel), I have been sorting through old notes and papers I […]

48th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service

For Immediate Release June 7, 2012 John Steele, Chairman anjohnora2003@yahoo.com or (925) 497-9868.                                                                                                                                         The 48th Annual Mississippi Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial Service, Conference, Caravan and March for Justice June 22, 23, and 24, 2012 Still standing for justice for Civil Rights Martyrs! Compared to the number of […]

June 22 — 48 Years Pass Since Murders of 3 Mississippi Civil Rights Workers: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner

This June 22…48 years since the Mississippi murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner… Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman   Abandoned car, found in Neshoba County, Mississippi A Tribute … “Perhaps the most notable episode of violence came in Freedom Summer of 1964, when civil rights activists James Chaney, […]

Mississippi and Mr. Nicholas Katzenbach; looking for peace in belly of the beast

Mr. Nicholas Katzenbach, dead at 90, an attorney general in the Lyndon Johnson administration who tackled the Cuban missile crisis, Vietnam War strategy, Segregation and … (often) Mississippi Susan Klopfer Mississippi civil rights author Nicholas deB. Katzenbach, left, a lawyer who was the Kennedy administration’s resilient representative during confrontations over civil rights and later served under Lyndon […]

The Modern Civil Rights Movement in America (It Just Keeps Rollin’ Along)

The late Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Miss. was known for her soul-filled  singing and civil rights activism. Only several weeks ago, the nation was talking about the murder of Emmett Till, an event that is some 50-plus years postmortem. Why so? While late last August was the 56th anniversary of Till’s brutal death in 1955, […]