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Civil Rights Author Releases Autopsy of Mississippi Lawyer; Death of Cleve McDowell ‘Still a Mystery’

For Immediate Release Susan Klopfer Civil Rights Author, Speaker http://susanklopfer.com Mississippi Civil Rights Author Releases Autopsy of Delta Lawyer Murdered in 1997; Report Found in Sunflower County Courthouse Basement ‘Leaves Open Questions About What Really Happened to Cleve McDowell’ (Gallup, NM) – A controversial autopsy of a civil rights lawyer murdered in 1997 has been […]

Update on Mississippi Scott Sisters; Nancy Lockhart: You Can Send a Letter to Gov. Haley Barbour

Jamie and Gladys Scott, Imprisoned in MississippiImportant Update on Mississippi Scott SistersNancy LockhartApril 5 at 6:35 pm: Jamie Scott was returned to her regular jail cell at CMCF in 2A B Zone on approximately March 30. A permanent fistula was placed in her arm, however she still has the painful catheter in her groin area. […]

Still Another (Unsolved?) Mississippi Murder; Cleve McDowell Investigated Delta Murder Victims, Including Emmett Till

Mississippi Delta civil rights leader, Aaron Henry, was a frequent target of the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, an agency quickly organized after the murder of Emmett Till to spy on integration activities and spread good will about the state. Henry, a friend of Drew attorney Cleve McDowell, died a natural death in his Clarksdale home on […]

Garvey Movement Awakened Race Consciousness; Delta Would Have Changed For Better, Had Garvey Succeeded

In observance of the 54th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), I am blogging my new book, Who Killed Emmett Till? Your comments and feedback are appreciated and I hope for the entire blog-book to be finished on August. 28, the date of Till’s death. Susan +++ […]