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Ghosts of Mississippi

the murder of Medgar Evers, the trials of Byron de la Beckwith, and the haunting of the new South

by Maryanne Vollers

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 -- Assassination,
  • Beckwith, Byron de la

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [389]-400) and index.

    StatementMaryanne Vollers.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF349.J13 V65 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 411 p. ;
    Number of Pages411
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1105942M
    ISBN 100316914851
    LC Control Number94031108
    OCLC/WorldCa31078835

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    The Ghosts of Medgar Evers A Tale of Race, Murder, Mississippi, and Hollywood. By WILLIE MORRIS Random House. Read the Review. GHOSTS. This is not a book about the business of moviemaking, or the inner workings of the modern corporate film studio, or the often fierce competition among high-powered executives, stars, and agents, or the. Bobby’s memoir, aided by the daily journal he maintained, of the five years he spent spearheading the re-investigation and re-prosecution of Mississippi civil rights pioneer Medgar Evers’ assassin; a case that made history and recounted in the movie “Ghosts of Mississippi.” The book won the Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters


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The decay of the subjects, the waste, the wanton beauty of these disappearing houses could not help but entrance me/5. Ghosts of Mississippi (DVD) (Rpkg) In civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his owndriveway. For 30 years his assassin has remained free.

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Ghosts of Mississippi became a finalist for the National Book Award, and a winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism. Inthe feature film Ghosts of Mississippi was released about the case, starring James Woods and directed by Robert Reiner.

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She gets plenty of factual detail and psychological insight into her biographical portraits of the main players: Medgar Evers, the. For the past few years, Dr. Brown's interest in Southern folklore has manifested itself in over seventeen publications of Southern ghost stories. He has served as president of the Alabama Folklife Association, a member of the American Ghost Society, Ghost Chasers of Mississippi and of the Mississippi Writers' : TheHistoryPress.

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