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No, Sen. Sojourner. Every level of Miss. govt (yes, #msleg), police and white businessmen of Citizens Council conspired in the violence then. Americans for Preservation of the White Race (APWR) started in YOUR town of Natchez and paid Klansmen legal fees.…
I've gone through news archives in Natchez and Meadville when worked on That's how I learned about APWR (Franklin County newspaper editor big in it, attorneys, etc.) What many don't know is businessmen would meet and decide whether/when to invite Klan in.
In fact, Sen. Sojourner, I talk about Americans for the Preservation of the White Race and editor David Webb a bit in this piece during James Ford Seale trial thanks to library archives. Not exactly a "fringe" network.
Here's the link to my story where those clips about APWF came from.…
Files of Mississippi Sovereignty Commission have plenty on APWR members. The taxpayer-funded spy agency that Lt. Gov. Carroll Gartin helped start (w Citizens Council support) fed info that helped Klansmen kill Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner. Meet the Miss Supreme Court building:
The new Supreme Court Building named after racist Gartin opened in *2011* with that name, I shit you not. Also, there's a major highway in Laurel, Miss., named after Gartin. Mississippi so memorializes the wrong people and always has. Our memorials are soaked in white supremacy,
I'll stop here (maybe), but I really hate what I call the "Krazy Klucker in the Korner" syndrome that can crop up in many ways from media coverage of cold cases to rhetoric by elected officials like Sojourner. These days, too many still want to blame state-run violence and ...
... apartheid in Mississippi on some crazy redneck that couldn't possibly be part of their family or throughout every part of our government. Just like Confederate apologists put up all those lost-cause statues, recent purveyors of racism framed as heroes and memorialized still.
*APWR, that is
OK, a bit more on Americans for the Preservation of the White Race, from this book on Sovereignty Commission. "Fringe": riggghhht, Sen. Sojourner.…
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