Rita (Schwerner) Bender testified yesterday, drawing rapt attention. Killen became ill and wound up in the hospital. Here’s a recap …Meridian blogger “Bidwell” chased the ambulance… Donna Ladd, editor of the Jackson Free Press, and Natalie Irby gave a thorough account of yesterday’s activities. These two journalists, as expected, are providing a thoroughly professional account […]
Sovereignty Commission OnlineSoon after the Neshoba murders, author Louis Lomax and nine researchers, black and white, went into Mississippi and interviewed eyewitnesses to the actual events that transpired. The 65-page article was copied and placed into Sovereignty Commission files. A fascinating read …
Sovereignty Commission Online A year after the Neshoba County murders of the three young civil rights workers, Congressman Charles C. Diggs, Jr. presented two news articles, one from Look magazine and one from the Washington Post, “which set forth in starkest terms the story of southern justice which has now brought us to this fearsome […]
There is a wonderful event in Neshoba County this weekend in celebration of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman. I’m posting the announcement that includes directions on how to get there. This is the “alternate” celebration and we hope to see you there. Location:Longdale Community Center 41st Annual James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael […]
Until the killing of a black mother’s son becomesas imporant as the killing of a white mother’s son,we who believe in freedom cannot rest. -Ella Baker What happened to Henry H. Dee and Charlie Eddie Moore? J. Edgar Hoover had just left Jackson in mid-July 1964 when a police report came in from Tallulah, Louisiana, […]
Democracy Now! | Mississippi Trial Begins in 1964 Civil Rights Killings: Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! – interviews with Ben Chaney and Carolyn Goodman.. “Tuesday, June 14th, 2005Mississippi Trial Begins in 1964 Civil Rights Killings Listen to Segment || Download Show mp3 Watch 128k stream Watch 256k stream Read Transcript Help Printer-friendly version Email to […]
Sovereignty Commission Online In July of 1964 two young men’s bodies were found in the Mississippi River near Tallulah, LA and were thought to be two of the missing civil rights workers. Charles Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee had been hitchhiking in rural Southeast Mississippi. Moore was a student at Alcorn and Dee was a […]
Philadelphia’s old downtown Ellis Theater. Shades of the past.
Neshoba County Courthouse – quiet before the trial.
JFP Blog: Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen:The Jackson Free Press has a courtroom media press and the blogmanship is great. I’ve posted her link and will pass on her comments, as well. Expect top reporting from these folks.Susan “Day 3 in PhiladelphiaThis morning came quickly—up at 6 a.m. to be at the courthouse by 7:30. […]