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New Amazon Review Posted on The Emmett Till Book – “… reads like a thriller.”

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I am happy to announce a new Amazon Customer Review on  The Emmett Till Book  (The Amazon edition is in print, only, but The Emmett Till Book is also available for eBook Format at Lulu, Nook, and iBook.)  The Emmett Till Book, by Susan Klopfer (a quick read about an important Mississippi murder)***** ***** ***** 1 of 1 […]

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 […]

Mississippi Woman Could Go To Prison For life For $11 Robbery

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The nightmare began on Christmas Eve in 1993 when Rasco’s two daughters, Jamie and Gladys Scott, left a mini-mart near their home in Scott County, Mississippi. Their car broke down, and they hitched a ride from two young men, one of whom they knew. But later that evening, the men were robbed at gunpoint by […]

Eric Etheridge: Breach of Peace

Breach of Peace is a book about the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders, a photo-history told in images old and new. The book features new portraits of 80 Riders and the mug shots of all 328 Riders arrested in Jackson that year, along with excerpts of interviews with the featured Riders. In the spring and summer […]

Blog Across the Mississippi Delta Civil Rights History Tour

* * * * *AS FREEDOM VOLUNTEERS packed up and left Mississippi in 1964, brutality and murder kept going on. Some stories made it into the news and into later history books, but in smaller Delta towns several hundred miles north of Jackson, many incidents remain only as whispers among those who once picked the […]

Blog Across the Mississippi Delta Civil Rights History Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bloggers Set to Revisit Mississippi Delta Civil Rights People and Places Mount. Pleasant, Iowa (USA), May 29, 2007–Two friends from Cleveland, Mississippi and Mount Pleasant, Iowa, are spending ten days roaming and blogging the Mississippi Delta while visiting civil rights people and places. Their pictures and stories will be placed daily at […]