Archive of the JFP's Coverage of the Dee-Moore Case | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

Archive of the JFP's Coverage of the Dee-Moore Case

Following are links to the Jackson Free Press' full, and ongoing, package of stories about 1960s Klan activity in the Natchez-Meadville-Roxie, Miss., area, starting with the award-winning investigative story by Donna Ladd and a team of young Mississippians, working with David Ridgen, a documentary filmmaker from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., to chronicle Thomas' Moore's 2005 return to Mississippi to seek justice for his brother's murder.

In the first story, the Jackson Free Press first reported the news that both of the main Klan suspects are still alive in the Natchez area—although The Clarion-Ledger and other media had previously reported that the primary suspect had died. The most recent addition is a never-told story about Rev. Clyde Bennie Briggs, a black preacher who fought the Klan in the 1960s, and inadvertently played a role in the Dee-Moore murders.

July 20, 2005 - I Want Justice, Too
July 27, 2005 - A Dream Deferred
Oct. 26, 2005 - Editor's Note: Damned If We Don't
Oct. 26, 2005 Evolution of a Man
Oct. 26, 2005 - Dear Meadville: Thomas Moore Tries to Wake Up His Hometown
Oct. 26, 2005 - Daddy, Get Up
Oct. 27, 2005 - Franklin County Advocate Editorial and Thomas Moore Response
Dec. 7, 2005 - Just Rewards

Jan. 23, 2007 - Editor's Note: We're Sorry for Dee-Moore Murders
Jan. 24, 2007 - Feds Charge Roxie Klansmen in Dee-Moore Case
Jan. 26, 2007 - Blog: Natchez Democrat: Seale Not a Deputy
Jan. 26, 2007 - Blog: Why Does Dee-Moore Have to be the 'Last' Case?

Media Coverage of JFP's Role in Dee-Moore Case

Read new package of JFP stories about James Ford Seale and this case, published after the indictment:

Jan. 31, 2007 - James Ford Seale: A Trail of Documents Tells the Story
Jan. 31, 2007 - Just the (Correct) Facts, Ma'am
Jan. 31, 2007 - The Forgotten Case of Dee and Moore: A Media Timeline
Jan. 31, 2007 - Young Folk Singer Pens Ballad of Charlie Moore and Henry Dee
Jan. 31, 2007 - Another Brother Wants Justice, Too

March 21, 2007 - Fighting Back in the Klan Nation: The Untold Story of Rev. Clyde Briggs

May 23, 2007 – The Klansmen Bound: 43 Years Later, James Ford Seale Faces Justice

May 30, 2007 – Dredging Up the Past: Why Mississippians Must Tell Our Own Stories

Following breaking news on the case here

Also: Read the JFP team's coverage of and blog about the Edgar Ray Killen trial here. The JFP's JusticeBlog—an archive of civil-rights-related coverage—is available here.

Previous Comments

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131445
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Dee-Moore Memorial to be placed in Meadville on Memorial Day. I have the .pdf version of the press release as well as a short rundown on the sequence of events, with attention to the JFP's involvement, something which has gone almost uncovered in the national press.

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C.W.
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2007-05-03T09:35:02-06:00
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131446
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Looks like justice is breaking out all over: Retired trooper surrenders in civil rights-era slaying, says he is innocent

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C.W.
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2007-05-10T13:01:35-06:00
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131447
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Well, from that picture, he doesn't look like a sick old man.

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DonnaLadd
Date
2007-05-10T13:04:53-06:00
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131448
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I can't wait to find out what's going on. I'll be reading throughout the day tomorrow.

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-05-29T22:22:19-06:00
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131449
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Was the trial postponed again?

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LatashaWillis
Date
2007-05-30T09:19:28-06:00

Comments

elizabethwaibel 4 years, 4 months ago

FYI looks like most of the links on this page are broken. :-/

I came here looking for a particular article. I seem to remember reading a JFP story about the murders that mentions news coverage at the time -- camera crews crowded around when they found the bodies, but then lost interest when they realized it wasn't Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. Am I remembering that right?

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