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Mississippi Burning

How Mississippi Burning Helped Get Justice for Slain Civil Rights Workers

Sir Alan Parker | Posted 04.29.2014 | Black Voices
Sir Alan Parker

Sometimes, a film can inspire others to seek and achieve justice 41 years later for those three, very young men who were murdered on that red-dirt road in Mississippi.

Mississippi Burning, Reconsidered

Chris Gerolmo | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices
Chris Gerolmo

In however small a way, we might have influenced the history of a nation for the better right there. How many times do you get to do that in a screenwriting career?

1964 Klan Suspect Dies

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | Black Voices

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Olen Burrage, who was acquitted in the case of three civil rights workers killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in Mississippi in the 1960...

Joining the Club: Stephen Tobolowsky on The Dangerous Animals Club

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.16.2012 | Books
Dan Lybarger

Stephen Tobolowsky is probably a little too good at acting. Despite his above average height, his recognizable features and his slight Texas drawl (he's a Dallas native), the 61-year-old is probably better known for the names of the characters he's played.

Black Ex-Con Invites Feds To Search For Bodies On Klansman's Land

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.27.2012 | Crime

A black ex-con who shared a prison cell with a reputed Ku Klux Klansman has invited government officials to search the KKK member's property for bodie...

Interview: Willem Dafoe Is The Hunter

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

It was one of the most wonderful and unique starts to an interview ever: Within a minute, Willem was speaking in the incomprehensible babble of the Looney Tunes Tasmanian Devil. And then in Italian. Two of the world's finest languages!

'Mississippi Burning' Klansman Confessed To Murders: Inmate

Posted 12.02.2011 | Crime

Edgar Ray Killen, who was convicted of killing three civil rights workers in 1964, allegedly wrote confessions to a former inmate, but the reputed Kla...

HuffPost Review: The Help

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.03.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Some will say: This is yet another movie about the civil-rights movement moment in our history, in which the white people are the heroes, saving the black characters. But that's far too simplistic a reading of The Help.

Reputed Klansman Dies In Jail

AP | JACK ELLIOTT JR. | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. — James Ford Seale, who was convicted and imprisoned decades after the segregation-era abduction and killing of two young black m...

American Violet: A Powerful Movie about Race and the Drug War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Without spoiling the ending, American Violet is an excellent movie, and tells the story in a moving and heart-wrenching fashion.