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?
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
In 1920 Lena Clarke made history when she became the first woman to be named postmaster of West Palm Beach, Florida. Within a year, she gained notoriety as “the murdering postmistress when she stood trial for killing her lover to cover up an embezzlement scheme. Listen episode 123 FOLLOW AND LISTEN: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Pandora | RSS Feed Poem… Continue reading Episode 123 Lena Clarke The Murdering Postmistress
There are lesser known stories of enslaved men and women who fought for their freedom in court. Elizabeth Key was at the center of one of the most important colonial court cases involving slavery. Henrietta Wood made history when she sued the man who kidnapped and enslaved her. Listen to Episode 122 FOLLOW AND LISTEN: Apple… Continue reading Episode 122 Elizabeth Key and Henrietta Wood
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