Mississippi · Racially Motivated

Man killed by drunk teenagers during a hate crime

June 26, 2011 Jackson, Mississippi James Craig Anderson dies after he was beaten and run over a few days before A group of drunk teenagers began throwing beer bottles at people before one of the teenagers, 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon, suggested "Let's go fuck with some niggers." They drove in two vehicles until they encountered Anderson… Continue reading Man killed by drunk teenagers during a hate crime

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Man rapes, murders toddler

June 25, 1976 Mississippi Jimmy Lee Gray rapes and murders 3-year-old Deressa Jean Scales Gray had recently been paroled following an Arizona murder conviction of his 16-year-old girlfriend Elda L. Prince when he killed Deressa Jean Scales on June 25, 1976. He kidnapped the toddler, sodomized her, and pushed her head into a creek to… Continue reading Man rapes, murders toddler

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Racially Motivated

Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

June 21, 1964 Philadelphia, Mississippi Three civil rights workers are murdered by white supremacists The activists (pictured left to right: Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Henry Schwerner) had visited Meridian, Mississippi to speak with members of a recently burned church, and were on a campaign to encourage the black community to vote. The… Continue reading Three civil rights activists murdered by white supremacists

Crime Scene Photography · Mississippi · Political · Racially Motivated

The assassination of Medgar Evers

June 12, 1963 Jackson, Mississippi Medgar Evers is shot in the back while standing in his driveway Evers, a civil rights activist, worked towards voting rights, challenged segregation laws, and publicly investigated the murder of Emmett Till. Because of his activism, he became a target of the Ku Klux Klan and the White Citizens’ Council.… Continue reading The assassination of Medgar Evers

Mississippi · Newspaper clippings

Mass shooting during school concert (1891)

March 30, 1891* Liberty, Mississippi An unknown assailant fired a double-barreled shotgun into a crowd during a school concert. Fourteen were wounded, one seriously enough for newspapers to report he wouldn’t recover. I could not find any information about the aftermath of the shooting, though one newspaper, The Daily Times (New Brunswick, NJ; Mar 30… Continue reading Mass shooting during school concert (1891)