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Names Sometimes Associated With JFK Assassination Found in Mississippi Sovereignty Commission Files

Looking for names sometimes associated for various reasons with the JFK assassination?? Well, I can’t say look no further — because I have the ultimate guide. However — Here’s a partial list of some pretty interesting names that can be found in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission files. (I will update this list as I run […]

As Long as Kennedy is in power — (Mississippi and JFK)

In June of 1963, the University of Mississippi must decide whether or not to block the entrance of a second black student to the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). But “so long as the Kennedy’s are in power, situations like this will have to be endured…” notes an investigator for the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission. Did […]

Just put up a “history” of the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission (see Pages, at the left). Will be putting up some related links over the next few days. Here’s one — some “stats” gathered after the murder of Emmett Till, over Mississippi murders… http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/result.php?image=/data/sov_commission/images/png/cd08/062856.png&otherstuff=10|5|0|4|4|1|1|62031|#

Sen. John McCain: Mississippi Roots

I ran into a fascinating article about Sen. John McCain — The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article and accompanying video about the McCain families in Carroll County, Mississippi: the descendants of John McCain’s ancestors who still remain in the area where those ancestors owned a cotton plantation (Teoc), and the descendants of the […]

Who Killed Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Stuart Wexler and Larry Hancock, authors of an upcoming book, “Seeking Armageddon: The Effort to Kill Martin Luther King Jr.,” are exploring evidence that members of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi were involved. “It’s becoming more and more evident they had the motive, the means and the opportunity to assassinate […]

Deputy who investigated Emmett Tills death dies

GREENWOOD, Miss. – John Ed Cothran, a former sheriff’s deputy who investigated the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, which galvanized the civil rights movement, has died of heart failure. He was 93. Cothran died Saturday at Grace Health and Rehab in Grenada, according to officials with Wilson & Knight Funeral Home in Greenwood.Continued — Photo […]

Mississippi Cold Case; Louis Allen

Reward offered in 1964 slaying; efforts to find Louis Allen’s killer increase after solving other cold cases Family members of Louis Allen, a Liberty resident shot to death 43 years ago in what the FBI is investigating as a civil rights-era slaying, are offering $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of his killers. Allen’s […]

Medgar Evers remembered for achievements

KNOWN TODAY more for his struggles for civil rights in Mississippi and his untimely death at the hands of an assassin than for his writings, Medgar Evers nevertheless left behind an impressive record of achievement. Medgar Wiley Evers was born July 2, 1925, near Decatur, Mississippi, and attended school there until he was inducted into […]

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 […]