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By Howard Smead

ISBN-10: 0195041216

ISBN-13: 9780195041217

ISBN-10: 0195054296

ISBN-13: 9780195054293

in keeping with formerly unreleased FBI and Justice division records, huge interviews with a number of the surviving principals excited by the case, and quite a few newspaper bills, Smead meticulously reconstructs the complete tale of 1 of the final lynchings in the United States, detailing a grim, dramatic, yet approximately forgotten episode from the Civil Rights era.
In 1959, a white mob in Poplarville, Mississippi kidnapped a tender black guy named Mack Charles Parker--recently charged with the rape of a white woman--from his penitentiary cellphone, beat him, carried him throughout kingdom traces, ultimately shot him, and left his physique within the Pearl River. a tremendous FBI research ensued, and grand juries met to enquire the lynching, but no arrests have been ever made. Smead offers a shiny photograph of a small Southern city gripped by way of racism and mistrust of federal authority, and describes the travesty of justice that within the wake of the lynching. eventually revealing greater than an account of a unmarried lynching, he deals what he calls "a glimpse on the tidal forces at paintings within the South at the eve of the civil rights revolution."

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