TITLE

Former Klan leader arrested again for 1966 murder of Mississippi civil rights leader

PUB. DATE
June 1998
SOURCE
Jet;06/15/98, Vol. 94 Issue 3, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Samuel Bowers, a former leader of the Klu Klux Klan was arrested again for masterminding the murder of Vernon Dahmer, a Black civil rights leader in Mississippi. Number of times Bowers was tried during the 1960s for killing Dahmer; Names of other men arrested; Comments from Dahmer's widow, Ellie; What the renewed investigation into the murder has revealed.
ACCESSION #
739514

 

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