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Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Philadelphia Trial - Wasn't it About Time?

Overdue Mississippi Trial Finally Begins - Part 1:

"Mississippi Klansmen bared their worthless souls to the world when in the summer of 1964 they kidnapped and murdered civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, aged 24, Andrew Goodman, 20, both from New York and James Chaney, 22, from Meridian, Mississippi.

Forty-one years later, one alleged Klansman in his seventies stands trial in Philadelphia, Mississippi for a long-ago crime that still symbolizes the Magnolia state for much of the nation.

As jury selection is underway in the Neshoba County Courthouse, so many questions surface. The most frequent? Why only prosecute 'Preacher' Edgar Killen when eight others, alleged to be party to the lynching, are still alive and prosecutable, too?

And this question: Is a recent community coalition, set up to begin race and reconciliation, motivated for the right reasons? Or is something fishy?

One early chapter of this story that seems so long ago, opens the evening of Sunday, June 21, 1964 when civil rights leaders Aaron Henry and Charles Evers, attending the national NAACP convention in New Orleans, received news about three missing civil rights workers and immediately went to work, trying to learn more. "

... Continues

Overdue Mississippi Trial Finally Begins - Part 1:

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