TITLE

Justice revisited

AUTHOR(S)
Howard, Lucy; Rogers, Patrick
PUB. DATE
March 1994
SOURCE
Newsweek;3/7/1994, Vol. 123 Issue 10, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Suggests that, encouraged by the conviction of Byron De La Beckwith for the 1963 killing of Medgar Evers, other unpunished murder cases from that era may be reopened. The 1966 killing of black activist Vernon Dahmer which led to two mistrials of Ku Klux Klan member Sam Bowers; The 1967 car-bombing of a local NAACp official, Wharlest Jackson.
ACCESSION #
9403027522

 

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