Marker honors Mississippi synagogue’s civil rights role

April 15, 2018 in News, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s largest synagogue is being honored with a historical marker honoring the role the congregation played during the civil rights movement. The marker was unveiled Friday […]

Ex-KKK leader David Duke announces plan to run for US Senate

July 25, 2016 in News

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. “I’m proud to […]

Protesters cleared from interstate bridge over Mississippi

July 12, 2016 in News

MEMPHIS, Tennessee (AP) — Hundreds of protesters angry over police killings of black people occupied a key bridge over the Mississippi River Sunday night, blocking an interstate highway for hours […]

Feds: 2 KKK members charged with having guns on Ole Miss campus

October 27, 2015 in News

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Two Ku Klux Klan members are facing federal weapons charges after police say the men had guns in a truck parked on the University of Mississippi […]

Edgar Ray Killen, ‘Mississippi Burning’ Klansman convicted of 1964 civil-rights deaths, won’t confess

December 23, 2014 in News, The Buzz

PARCHMAN, Mississippi — Craggy-faced and ornery, Edgar Ray Killen bears the signs of his 89 years. His hands are still scarred and rough from decades in the east Mississippi sawmills. […]

Ku Klux Klan hands out candy in South Carolina

July 16, 2014 in News, The Buzz

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Some residents in northwestern South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku […]

Former Klan leader arrested in Mississippi indicted in Alabama cross burning

December 1, 2013 in News, The Buzz

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — A onetime Ku Klux Klan leader is charged with burning a cross in a mostly black neighborhood in southeast Alabama, federal prosecutors said Friday. Steven Joshua […]

Olen Burrage, suspect in 1964 Klan slayings, dies

March 21, 2013 in Obituaries

Olen Burrage, who was acquitted in the case of three civil rights workers killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in Mississippi in the 1960s, has died. He was 82.

Burrage died Friday March 8 at a hospital, the McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel said. The funeral home did not release a cause of death.

Burrage owned land in Neshoba County in central Mississippi where the three civil rights workers were buried under an earthen dam after members of the white supremacist KKK killed them in 1964. He said he knew nothing about the killings and was acquitted of conspiracy in 1967.