Monday, 20 September 2004

Oh dear lord

Words fail me:

Visitors to next month’s Mississippi State Fair may gawk at their reflections in the Fun House, witness the Mississippi State Championship Mule Pull or shake hands with the key suspect in the Klan’s 1964 killings of three civil rights workers.

Learned lawyer Richard Barrett, who heads the white supremacist organization known as the Nationalist Movement, said Edgar Ray Killen has agreed to make an appearance at his organization’s booth in the Agricultural Building. Barrett plans to gather signatures there in support of Killen, who is under investigation but has never faced state murder charges in the June 21, 1964, deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner.

“He can possibly sign autographs and meet the crowd,” said Barrett, whose booth will be between those for the secretary of state’s office and the Mississippi Library Commission.


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Lovely. More opportunities to make our state look like a bunch of knuckle-draggers.

[Permalink] 2. Philip wrote @ Thu, 23 Sep 2004, 5:20 pm CDT:

Don’t count of Mississippians to be quiet about this!!!!!

According to the Jackson Free Press, the city’s alternative newspaper—well, read the blog at the bottom of the story

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