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Mississippi Good ‘Ol Boy, Charlie Capps, Meets His Maker

Charles Capps, Jr. This reported December 27, 2009 by The Clarion Ledger: Former Rep. Charles Wilson Capps Jr. of Cleveland, once one of the most powerful members of the Mississippi Legislature, has died at the age of 84. Known across the state simply as “Charlie,” the cigar- chomping Democrat from the Delta was renowned for […]

Good Ol’ White Citizens Councils Still Operating in Mississippi (and Elsewhere)

Mississippi Senator Belongs to Uptown Klan (White Citizens Councils, Now Called Council of Conservative Citizens — Same Folks, Same Message) Last weekend, Sen. Lydia Chassaniol (R-Winona) was the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization that has been classified as a white separatist hate group by the Southern […]

Land of Emmett Till: Murder of Louis Allen cold case? Family offers reward

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 […]

Tallahatchie Co. leaders apologize for Till’s murder trial

Tallahatchie River, near site where Emmett Till’s body was found October 2, 2007BY SHELIA BYRD Associated Press WriterJACKSON, Miss.—- The county where Chicago teenager Emmett Till’s body was found after he allegedly whistled at a white woman officially apologized Tuesday for the way the crime was handled, more than 50 years after the boy died. […]