Archive | Mississippi cold cases

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 […]

New Book Announcement: Who Killed Emmett Till?


* * *Save 10% this Month at Lulu. Click “Buy” and enter code “IDES” at checkout. What Others Say About Susan Klopfer “This [Who Killed Emmett Till?] is a well-written and fascinating book about a vicious lynching of an African-American teenager from Chicago while visiting Mississippi. His mother insisted on an open coffin for the […]

Cold Case Deserves FBI Attention; Is the Dept. of Justice Too Lazy to Investigate Deaths of Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett?

Suzanne Goldenberg of the Guardian writes: This is a Mississippi story. On January 11 1966, a gold-toned Plymouth Fury carrying a group of voting-rights activists crashed on a stretch of road near the small town of Sidon in the west of the state. Two African-American women, Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett, were killed on that […]

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:|55|12|41|1|1|1|20869| Memo detailing plan to harm Dr. King:|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 […]

Civil Rights Cold Cases Heat Up; What Names Make the List?

Adlena Hamlett, killed in 1966. A cold case? Hamlett was a retired teacher who was killed on her way home from a civil rights event in Jackson, Miss. Also killed in the wreck was longtime friend and civil rights activist, Birdia Keglar. Both women were from Charleston in Tallahatchie County. Keglar was a business woman.—–Civil […]

Roy Moore: FBI agent who pursued Ku Klux Klan killers

Nothing in Moore’s career could have prepared him for the challenge of protecting civil rights workers in the South. Born in Oregon in 1914, his early life was spent about as far from the Deep South as was possible for an American child. As a young man he served in the Marine Corps, before joining […]

Murder of Martin Luther King Jr.; Did Klan Have a Role?

Authors suggest White Knights of Ku Klux Klan may have played role in civil-rights leader’s 1968 slaying Jerry Mitchell • jmitchell@clarionle • December 30, 2007 Could the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi have played a role in the 1968 assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.? Nobody wanted King dead more […]