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A Baptist preacher, James Stern says he became such good friends with Klansman Edgar Ray Killen that Killen gave Stern control of the rights to his life story and land in Neshoba County. This week, Stern sued Killen for defamation, libel and slander.

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Stern v. Killen: 40 Acres and a Duel

When James Stern arrived at Mississippi State Penitentiary's medical Unit 31, fellow black inmates debriefed him on one of the unit's infamous residents: Edgar Ray Killen.


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