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Episode 130 The 1964 Freedom Summer Murders

In June 1964, the Ku Klux Klan conspired with law enforcement in Neshoba County, Mississippi to kidnap and murder three young civil rights workers. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were murdered in an effort to preserve segregation in the state and deter further civil rights activism. Despite dozens of indictments and a few trials, was justice served? What role did the state of Mississippi play in their murders?

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Episode 126 George Stinney, Jr

George Stinney Jr. was tried, convicted and sentenced to death in 1944 for the murder of two girls in small town Alcolu, South Carolina. Until 2014, George Stinney was known as the youngest killer executed in 20th century America. Listen to episode 126 FOLLOW AND LISTEN: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | RSS Feed Episode Sources Court Acknowledges Wrongful Execution… Continue reading Episode 126 George Stinney, Jr

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Episode 121 Harry Powers: The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell

In the 1930s Harry Powers used several aliases to correspond with lonely women he promised to marry. In 1931 five bodies were discovered on his Quiet Dell, West Virginia farm that was dubbed The Murder Farm.  Listen to Episode 121 FOLLOW AND LISTEN: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | RSS Feed Episode Sources Harry F. Powers. Murderpedia. Accessed January 4,… Continue reading Episode 121 Harry Powers: The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell

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Episode 82 Natchez Burnin’ The Rhythm Club Fire of 1940

The Natchez Rhythm Club changed the city of Natchez on April 23rd 1940. 209 people died and more than 200 were injured including civic and cultural leaders. All of the victims of one of the deadliest fires in US history were Black.