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The Resource Devils walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Stanley Nelson ; foreword by Greg Iles ; afterword by Hank Klibanoff

Devils walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Stanley Nelson ; foreword by Greg Iles ; afterword by Hank Klibanoff

Label
Devils walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s
Title
Devils walking
Title remainder
Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Nelson ; foreword by Greg Iles ; afterword by Hank Klibanoff
Title variation
  • Devil's-a-walkin'
  • Devil's-a-walking
  • Devil is walking
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After midnight on December 10, 1964, in Ferriday, Louisiana, African American Frank Morris awoke to the sound of breaking glass. Outside his home and shoe shop, standing behind the shattered window, Klansmen tossed a lit match inside the store, now doused in gasoline, and instantly set the building ablaze. A shotgun pointed to Morris's head blocked his escape from the flames. Four days later Morris died, though he managed in his last hours to describe his attackers to the FBI. Frank Morris's death was one of several Klan murders that terrorized residents of northeast Louisiana and Mississippi, as the perpetrators continued to elude prosecution during this brutal era in American history. In Devils Walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Pulitzer Prize finalist and journalist Stanley Nelson details his investigation--alongside renewed FBI attention--into these cold cases, as he uncovers the names of the Klan's key members as well as systemized corruption and coordinated deception by those charged with protecting all citizens. Devil's-a-Walkin' recounts the little-known facts and haunting stories that came to light from Nelson's hundreds of interviews with both witnesses and suspects. His research points to the development of a particularly virulent local faction of the Klan who used terror and violence to stop integration and end the advancement of civil rights. Secretly led by the savage and cunning factory worker Red Glover, these Klansmen--a handpicked group that included local police officers and sheriff's deputies--discarded Klan robes for civilian clothes and formed the underground Silver Dollar Group, carrying a silver dollar as a sign of unity. Their eight known victims, mostly African American men, ranged in age from nineteen to sixty-seven and included one Klansman seeking redemption for his past actions. Following the 2007 FBI reopening of unsolved civil rights-era cases, Nelson's articles in the Concordia Sentinel prompted the first grand jury hearing for these crimes. By unmasking those responsible for these atrocities and giving a voice to the victims' families, Devils Walking demonstrates the importance of confronting and addressing the traumatic legacy of racism"--From publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955 September 18-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nelson, Stanley
Dewey number
322.4/2097620904
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.93.M6
LC item number
N38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • African Americans
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Witnesses
  • Interviews
  • Racism
  • Corruption
  • Mississippi
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • African Americans
  • Corruption
  • Interviews
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Witnesses
  • Mississippi
Label
Devils walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Stanley Nelson ; foreword by Greg Iles ; afterword by Hank Klibanoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Why Frank? -- 2. The Kingpin, Big Frank DeLaw, and the Klan -- 1964 -- 3. Abductions, Whippings, and Murder -- 4. Superior by Blood -- 5. A Great Storm Gathering -- 6. A Declaration of War -- 7. "The Colored People of Concordia Parish" -- 1965 -- 8. Why Do They Hate Us So?" -- 9. "Crippled Johnny" and the Alcoholic Mechanic -- 10. Utlaw Country -- 1966 -- 11. "Oh, Lord, What Have I Done to Deserve This?" -- 1967 -- 12. Code Name: Wharbom -- Epilogue: New Investigations -- Appendix: Biographies
Control code
945231890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780807164075
Lccn
2016012820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)945231890
Label
Devils walking : Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s, Stanley Nelson ; foreword by Greg Iles ; afterword by Hank Klibanoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Why Frank? -- 2. The Kingpin, Big Frank DeLaw, and the Klan -- 1964 -- 3. Abductions, Whippings, and Murder -- 4. Superior by Blood -- 5. A Great Storm Gathering -- 6. A Declaration of War -- 7. "The Colored People of Concordia Parish" -- 1965 -- 8. Why Do They Hate Us So?" -- 9. "Crippled Johnny" and the Alcoholic Mechanic -- 10. Utlaw Country -- 1966 -- 11. "Oh, Lord, What Have I Done to Deserve This?" -- 1967 -- 12. Code Name: Wharbom -- Epilogue: New Investigations -- Appendix: Biographies
Control code
945231890
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780807164075
Lccn
2016012820
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)945231890

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