Mr. Killen, who died in prison, drew a 60-year sentence in 2005 after evading conviction 41 years earlier in the murders of three civil rights campaigners.
He represented the Friendship Nine, who chose jail rather than fines after a 1961 sit-in. He went on to become South Carolina’s first black chief justice.
With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.
The longtime civil rights leader said he plans to make “lifestyle changes” but will not allow the disease to interfere with his advocacy work.
A ‘Quest for Justice’ for Murdered Civil Rights Pioneer, 52 Years Later By TRIP GABRIEL September 19, 2017 Alberta Jones, Louisville’s first black prosecutor and a little-known civil rights figure, in a photograph provided by her sister,...
Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.