Devils Walking: Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the 1960s

Devils Walking Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the s After midnight on December in Ferriday Louisiana African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass Outside his home and shoe shop standing behind the shattered window Kl

  • Title: Devils Walking: Klan Murders Along the Mississippi in the 1960s
  • Author: Stanley Nelson Hank Klibanoff Greg Iles
  • ISBN: 9780807164075
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze A shotgun pointed to Morris s head blocked his escape from the flamAfter midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze A shotgun pointed to Morris s head blocked his escape from the flames Four days later Morris died, though he managed in his last hours to describe his attackers to the FBI Frank Morris s death was one of several Klan murders that terrorized residents of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi, as the perpetrators continued to elude prosecution during this brutal era in American history.In Devils Walking Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Pulitzer Prize finalist and journalist Stanley Nelson details his investigation alongside renewed FBI attention into these cold cases, as he uncovers the names of the Klan s key members as well as systemized corruption and coordinated deception by those charged with protecting all citizens.Devils Walking recounts the little known facts and haunting stories that came to light from Nelson s hundreds of interviews with both witnesses and suspects His research points to the development of a particularly virulent local faction of the Klan who used terror and violence to stop integration and end the advancement of civil rights Secretly led by the savage and cunning factory worker Red Glover, these Klansmen a handpicked group that included local police officers and sheriff s deputies discarded Klan robes for civilian clothes and formed the underground Silver Dollar Group, carrying a silver dollar as a sign of unity Their eight known victims, mostly African American men, ranged in age from nineteen to sixty seven and included one Klansman seeking redemption for his past actions.Following the 2007 FBI reopening of unsolved civil rights era cases, Nelson s articles in the Concordia Sentinel prompted the first grand jury hearing for these crimes By unmasking those responsible for these atrocities and giving a voice to the victims families, Devils Walking demonstrates the importance of confronting and addressing the traumatic legacy of racism.

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    1. Absolutely fascinating account of Klan activity in the 1960's Mississippi and Louisiana. Mr. Nelson seems to have done exhaustive research to produce this work.Since Greg Iles recent trilogy,Mississippi Burning, is largely based on this research I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is or has read these.Perhaps more important is the feeling that many of us thought that the days depicted here were well behind us. I have included it in my current events bookshelf because we are seeing a res [...]


    2. I picked up this book after Greg Iles mentioned that the author Stanley Nelson is the basis for a character in his Penn Cage books. The real life details are chilling; I salute the author and investigation heroes who risked much to expose the perpetrators and cover-ups of these extremely disturbing crimes.


    3. I was inspired to read this book by Greg Iles books. Although his books are noted as fiction, you can see from this book where his books were born. It is tragic to read what was taking place in the south not that many years ago


    4. Love Greg Iles? Wonder where he gets his Natchez stories? This books is the real life version of a Greg Iles novel. Written by editor of Concordia LA newspaper editor the true story of the horrors in Louisiana and Southwest Mississippi during the 60s Civil Rights activity in those areas of the country. This was where I grew up so there was a personal interest. It also was part of my continued interest in this part of my interest in the civil rights movement. Highly recommend but not for those wh [...]


    5. I was inspired to read this book by Greg Iles' Natchez Burning. It is definitely true that truth is sadder than fiction. This novel gives a clear account of tragic, maddening murders happening in an indifferent society not so removed geographically or temporarily from where I live today. Although all of the disparate facts can get a little confusing at times, the theme is absolutely clear: while making so much progress, we have so long to go in treating black lives as if they matter. An importan [...]


    6. Thank you!As an adult I was floored to see the secrets and lies that were rampant in the Franklin County community. This and the Thomas Moore/David Ridden documentaries peaked my interest in the community I once called home. I have been researching this case for over 15 yesrs. Thank you for trying to answer some of the questions I've had for years. This should be required reading for any child living in the area. When it came to civil rights movement in the local schools we were taught nothing a [...]


    7. Very meticulous reporting here from Stanley Nelson -- the kind that makes you wonder how worse off we'd be as a country we didn't have watchdog journalists. It's intense reading, the kind that made me put it down for the rest of the day so I can process it. Those guys were the worst form of domestic terrorists, and it's a damn shame every one of them but one (who all but got away with his, really) were never held responsible. Ben Chester White deserved better. Wharlest Jackson deserved better. D [...]


    8. This was a very interesting book about my community. It's difficult to believe such evil was here but the book was very well written. I would be interested in any other book by Mr. Nelson as the book was an easy read. Being familiar with the area and having heard some of the names just enhanced this reader's curiosity.


    9. Stanley Nelson and I are from the same neck-of-the-woodsd both worked for weekly newspapers at the same time. I left the business but Stanley has thrived in it through the years. He is a journalists's journaliste highest praise that can be bestowed. He has labored long and hard to produce this fascinating book yourself a favor and buy it today.




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