Archive | Mississippi civil rights

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… Pretty interesting stuff, and I have written quite a bit about the person who conducted this autopsy and the observations of […]

Hunter Bear (civil rights hero) remembers throwing down the gauntlet to Mississippi power structure nearly 50 years ago

This wonderful, historical letter just in from Hunter Bear — Hunter Bear (Dr. John Salter), author of the Jackson Movement Gauntlet Letter)  Throwing down the gauntlet to the Mississippi power structure:  May 12, 1963.  I made the motion before a special meeting of the Mississippi  State Board of NAACP Branches  — of which I was […]

List of civil rights-era cases remaining open, according to Justice Department – Update of Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act (Cold Case Initiative)

The gravesite of Louis Allen, killed in Mississippi, Jan. 31, 1964   Heading the list of civil rights-era cases remaining officially open by the U.S. Dept. of Justice is the murder of Mississippian Louis Allen, who was killed on Jan. 31, 1964. Under its “Cold Case Initiative” and the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime […]

From the Land of Emmett Till …”About things that should never be forgotten”

From a good friend of mine* — some things we must remember… HUNTER GRAY [HUNTER BEAR/JOHN R SALTER JR – June 15 2011 This is about things that should never be forgotten and, indeed, must be remembered forever. This is the time of the year which, almost half a century ago in 1963, saw the […]

From the Land of Emmett Till: Citizens Councils Played Critical Role in Mississippi’s Racist Culture

Part II: Mississippi’s Citizens Councils Pick up Warp Speed By Susan Klopfer Excerpted from Where Rebels Roost; Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited (Klopfer, 2005) After Brown v. Board of Education, Mississippi picked up a new holiday – “Black Monday.” Judge Thomas Pickens Brady (pronounced Braddie, as it used to be spelled) fanned segregation flames by substituting […]

School Library Journal Staff Recognizes New Emmett Till Book

“This first person testimony about the kidnapping of Emmett Till will captivate readers who search for the truth and appreciate the kind of perspective that only a loved one can offer. Wright, tells the story of his cousin Emmett Till’s visit to Mississippi, Till’s fateful encounter with a white store clerk, and ultimate kidnapping and […]

CBS News Analyst Talks About Famous Court Cases; Includes Emmett Till

From The Daily ProgressBy Sharon C. Fitzgerald Daily Progress Correspondent Celebrities and politics have shaped verdicts in the courtroom long before the days of O.J. Simpson and Timothy McVeigh, said CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford. Ford, who covered the Simpson and McVeigh trials during his years at TruTV, was the guest speaker Friday at […]

General Information on Using Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files

General Information on the Mississippi Sovereignty Files can be found here To conduct a search, go to this link

Scott Sisters Update; Jackson NAACP Honors Prison Warden (What??)

Nancy LockhartApril 25, 2010 at 7:59pmSubject: 4/25 SCOTT SISTERS UPDATE ~ By Sister MarpessaGreetings all, Mrs. Rasco recently learned that Jamie’s condition is unchanged andthat when last they spoke she was being worked up for a possibleurinary tract infection. She was mentally strong, however, and verygrateful that her mother and supporters are sticking by she […]

Federal Judge to Mississippi: Cease School Segregation

US District Judge Tom Lee has given the Walthall County School District in Mississippi 30 days to amend its student transfer policy and ordered an immediate halt to the alleged “clustering” of white students into certain classes in Tylertown, Miss., elementary schools. “The district shall cease using race in the assignment of students to classrooms […]