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Indictment in Jimmie Lee Jackson slaying

MARION, Ala. – A 73-year-old retired state trooper was indicted Wednesday in the 1965 shooting death of a black man — a killing that set in motion the historic civil rights protests in Selma and led to passage of the Voting Rights Act. District Attorney Michael Jackson said a grand jury returned an indictment in […]

Mississippi Governor blocked documents, FBI says

From CBC News Documents obtained by CBC News show that the Mississippi governor at the time of the 1964 race killings of two African-American teenagers censored a news release related to the case and kept photos of their remains from the media at the height of the civil rights movement. Paul B. Johnson Jr., who […]