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The Contested Past: Black Justice and the Killen Trial

Carol V. R. George

in One Mississippi, Two Mississippi: Methodists, Murder, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in Neshoba County

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190231088
eISBN:
9780190231118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231088.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The murder trial of Edgar Ray Killian was a reminder of the continuing differences in the culture. Killen had been acquitted at trial in 1967, but now the prosecution, led by the attorney general and ... More


Prosecuting Edgar Ray Killen

Claire Whitlinger

in Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656335
eISBN:
9781469656359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656335.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Despite the growing number of civil rights cold cases brought to trial decades after the crimes were committed, few social scientific studies explore the conditions that allow for such cases to ... More


Epilogue: Fifty Years Forward

Claire Whitlinger

in Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656335
eISBN:
9781469656359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656335.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue provides updates on the three commemorative outcomes explored in earlier chapters—the prosecution of Edgar Ray Killen, the civil and human rights education bill, and the Mississippi ... More


Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Claire Whitlinger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656335
eISBN:
9781469656359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656335.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Few places are more notorious for civil rights–era violence than Philadelphia, Mississippi, the site of the 1964 “Mississippi Burning” murders. Yet in a striking turn of events, Philadelphia has ... More


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