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Emmett Till Blog; Murder in Mississippi Delta; Civil Rights Cold Cases; Parallels Trayvon Martin: Jeff Hequist, Recording Artist, Tells the Emmett T…

Emmett Till Blog; Murder in Mississippi Delta; Civil Rights Cold Cases; Parallels Trayvon Martin: Jeff Hequist, Recording Artist, Tells the Emmett T…: Jeff Hedquist, recording artist–  Sometimes I enjoy listening to books, rather than reading. A few years ago, I decided to turn Who Kille…

Did a Vicksburg, Mississippi Detective Know Too Much About Assassination Plans of JFK?


Why shouldn’t truth be stranger than fiction? Fiction, after all, has to make sense. –Mark Twain Infamous location of New Orleans JFK assassination connection I believe there is a Mississippi link to the assassination of Presideent John F. Kennedy. I think that a Vicksburg private detective was killed because he walked into the planning center and […]

U.S. Senator James Eastland Tried to Fake Out LBJ Over Lynching of Freedom Summer Volunteers Schwerner, Goodman and Chaney


Car belonging to Freedom Summer volunteers Mchael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman — all killed in the summer of 1964 while helping register black voters in the state of Mississippi. The Sovereignty Commission is filled with documents on Mississippi Burning — the lynching of three young Freedom Summer volunteers who were killed on this […]

Film Maker Still Asking Who Killed Dr. Martin Luther King; Story Remains Filled With Intrigue


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The affair of Jules Rocco Kimble illustrates how government pressure has induced potential witnesses to slip from Garrison’s grasp. A self-avowed member of the Ku Klux Klan who got in trouble over bombings in Baton Rouge, Kimble approached the DA’s men in the apparent hope of gaining mitigation. He said that on […]

Fr. Nathaniel and the Greenwood, Mississippi Movement (civil rights)


Interesting reading — Fr. Nathaniel and the Greenwood Movement. Rev. Nathaniel Maciejewski, O.F.M. (St. Francis Mission – Greenwood, MS) Here is a fascinating link to a scholarly paper by PAUL T. MURRAY, professor of sociology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. This article is part of a larger research project on the involvement of Catholics in the […]

Mississippi Man Tells Life Story; Online Historical Fiction Novella

In the early morning hours of last Sunday, I was google-ing around to learn more about Mississippi Mafia connections. And then I ran into an online novella written by Mississippian Jerry Lowerys … It’s hot in Mississippi in July. Sweat was popping up on Clinton Moody’s face as he climbed into his government issued blue […]

Early CORE Volunteer’s Daughter Asks ‘Where Are We Going?’


Linda Keita has a story to tell. It’s an important account of her mother’s life and helps us to understand where we have been with respect to civil rights, and where we are going. “My Mother Susie Mae Young Thomas was born in Tulsa Oklahoma 1930 during her school years she had grown tired of […]

Remember When Rockfordians Marched For Civil Rights in 1965?


Rev. James Reeb, Unitarian Minister Killed in Selma MarchThe Selma-to-Montgomery, Ala., voting rights march sparked demonstrations in many cities, including Rockford. About 350 people in Rockford marched March 13, 1965, from St. James Catholic Church to Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church to memorialize the Rev. James Reeb, a Unitarian minister from Boston who died after being […]