Archive | social injustice

Emmett Till Q and A’s; The Questions People Often Ask about this 1955 Crime That Sparked the Modern Civil Rigths Movement

Whenever I speak about Emmett Till and other Mississippi murders, I get interesting questions from audience members. Here are several … First question, often asked:  Is the Emmett Till story still important? Do people still care? Emmett Till’s murder took place over 54 years ago, back in 1955, and yet we are just beginning to […]

Mississippi Scott Sisters Documentary Now In Production

News Release from Nancy LockhartSubject: July 4th 2010 – Jamie Scott’s Birthday – Documentary of The Scott Sisters and Thank You’s Dear Supporters: Jamie and Gladys would like to thank all supporters for everything that is being done to assist in securing their freedom. They would especially like to thank The Gray Haired Witnesses for […]

Will U.S. Dept. of Justice Intercede? Curtis Flowers Found Guilty of 4 Murders in Mississippi

Alan Bean, Friends of Justice reports that Curtis Flowers has been found guilty of all four counts of murder. Dr. Bean, a forensic historian, has been covering the trial. Here is part of his most recent report with a link to his blog. Remember that Dr. Bean’s organization can always use donations to help fund […]

The New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander Endorses Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice

Nancy LockhartJune 10, 2010 at 12:47pmSubject: The New Jim Crow’ author Michelle Alexander Endorses Gray-Haired Witnesses for JusticeThe New Jim Crow Author, MICHELLE ALEXANDER APPLAUDS THE WORK OF GRAY-HAIRED WITNESSES P r e s s R e l e a s e Contacts: B.J. Janice Peak-Graham / Marpessa Kupendua 1- 866-968-1188, Ext. 2; […]

Hunger Strike Set For June 21; Increased Women’s Prison Population; Support For Scott Sisters, Mississippi

News ReleaseNancy Lockhart May 14 at 2:53pm ReplyContacts: Ruby Sales / B.J. Janice Peak-Graham1-706-323-0246 /0247 – The Gray-Haired Witnesses for Justice are conducting a Hunger Strike at the Department of Justice Headquarters in Washington, DC on June 21, 2010. We, who are three strikes removed from the center of the power structure of this […]