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Definitive History Book on Emmett Till Set for August Publication — 60th Anniversary of Till’s Death in Mississippi

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Share| (NOTE — Devery Anderson’s fascinating notes on the family and major players involved in the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, and of those involved in the trial of his murderers, appear at the end of The Emmett Till Book, by Susan Klopfer.) Author Devery Anderson: Photo by Emily Hatch Author Devery S. Anderson has announced […]

MLK’s Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

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(Editor’s note: On June 30th, 1974, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated…just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one I certainly DID NOT KNOW this story, until I […]

Anne Moody’s Former College Professor Recalls This ‘Gifted Mississippi Activist and Writer’

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* * * (Editor’s note: Sociologist John R. Salter, Jr. is a well-known civil rights and labor activist. I am proud to publish this following piece he has written on Anne Moody, his former student at Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi. On a personal note, I never met her, but Moody’s book, Coming of Age in […]

Hunter Bear — Maintaining ‘Normally High’ Optimism: Notes From a Street-Smart Activist

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(Editor’s note: Hunter Gray (Hunter Bear, John R. Salter, Jr.) is a well-known and successful civil rights and labor advocate. He is a retired professor who enjoys sharing his stories with those who strive for equality. He recently sent out this note, and has given his permission to share it with others. Be sure to […]

50 Years Ago Today in Birmingham, AL Negotiations Begin Ending Jim Crow: Update

Freedom LiftedNews Release Civil Rights Spotlight:  Birmingham, AL Birmingham, Alabama was the site of some the Civil Rights Era’s most iconic and most contentious struggles. In the early 1960s, Birmingham was one of the most segregated cities in the country. Black citizens faced economic exploitation, political repression, and violence. Between 1948 and 1957, there were 48 […]

New Emmett Till Video Posted on YouTube; Mississippi, Conspiracies, Assassinations, Colonia Dignidad All Featured

Susan Klopfer, author The Planhttp://susanklopfer.com Publication Date: June 2013 The author of a new fiction book due out in June focused on the multiple murders of two black, gay lawyers and a straight, white FBI agent, today released a Mississippi-based video on YouTube. “The Plan is based on actual and fictional characters. It starts out […]

John Grisham’s New Book Revisits Mississippi; The Land of Emmett Till

NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s Note: This is such good news for avid readers of John Grisham books. It will be hard to wait for this newest novel. Meanwhile, The Plan, is set for June release. More to come. sk) MAY 3, 2013 12:00 PM John Grisham set to release ‘Sycamore Row,’ sequel to ‘A Time to […]

Author of Mississippi Murder Novel Set For Cuenca, Ecuador Reading; An Evening With Writers In Transition

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Three Mississippi Murders and a Chase Through Ecuador: The Plan, by Susan Klopfer. Set for publication in May. ***** WIT (Writers in Transition) presents An Evening of the Spoken Word California Kitchen Restaurante 02 May 2013 . Thursday . 7pm Free Admission . Cash Bar Authors A piece of a  chapter from “Once a Sleuth”, […]

Women Who Could Tell Us More About JFK Assassination — Perhaps?

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Judyth Vary Baker. What did she know? (Editor’s Note: Do you have names to contribute to ths list? Please add your comments. I’VE ADDED MY OWN NAMES, BELOW!)by GLORIA CAMPOSGuest Contributor DALLAS — November 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. All year long, we’ll be examining that […]