Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Following are links to the Jackson Free Press' full, and ongoing, package of stories about 1960s Klan activity in the Natchez-Meadville-Roxie, Miss., area, starting with the award-winning investigative story by Donna Ladd and a team of young Mississippians, working with David Ridgen, a documentary filmmaker from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., to chronicle Thomas' Moore's 2005 return to Mississippi to seek justice for his brother's murder.
In the first story, the Jackson Free Press first reported the news that both of the main Klan suspects are still alive in the Natchez area—although The Clarion-Ledger and other media had previously reported that the primary suspect had died. The most recent addition is a never-told story about Rev. Clyde Bennie Briggs, a black preacher who fought the Klan in the 1960s, and inadvertently played a role in the Dee-Moore murders.
July 20, 2005 - I Want Justice, Too
July 27, 2005 - A Dream Deferred
Oct. 26, 2005 - Editor's Note: Damned If We Don't
Oct. 26, 2005 Evolution of a Man
Oct. 26, 2005 - Dear Meadville: Thomas Moore Tries to Wake Up His Hometown
Oct. 26, 2005 - Daddy, Get Up
Oct. 27, 2005 - Franklin County Advocate Editorial and Thomas Moore Response
Dec. 7, 2005 - Just Rewards
Jan. 23, 2007 - Editor's Note: We're Sorry for Dee-Moore Murders
Jan. 24, 2007 - Feds Charge Roxie Klansmen in Dee-Moore Case
Jan. 26, 2007 - Blog: Natchez Democrat: Seale Not a Deputy
Jan. 26, 2007 - Blog: Why Does Dee-Moore Have to be the 'Last' Case?
Read new package of JFP stories about James Ford Seale and this case, published after the indictment:
Jan. 31, 2007 - James Ford Seale: A Trail of Documents Tells the Story
Jan. 31, 2007 - Just the (Correct) Facts, Ma'am
Jan. 31, 2007 - The Forgotten Case of Dee and Moore: A Media Timeline
Jan. 31, 2007 - Young Folk Singer Pens Ballad of Charlie Moore and Henry Dee
Jan. 31, 2007 - Another Brother Wants Justice, Too
Also: Read the JFP team's coverage of and blog about the Edgar Ray Killen trial here. The JFP's JusticeBlog—an archive of civil-rights-related coverage—is available here.
Dee-Moore Memorial to be placed in Meadville on Memorial Day. I have the .pdf version of the press release as well as a short rundown on the sequence of events, with attention to the JFP's involvement, something which has gone almost uncovered in the national press.
Looks like justice is breaking out all over: Retired trooper surrenders in civil rights-era slaying, says he is innocent
Well, from that picture, he doesn't look like a sick old man.
I can't wait to find out what's going on. I'll be reading throughout the day tomorrow.
Was the trial postponed again?