Mack Charles Parker, a resident of Poplarville, Mississippi, was
jailed for allegedly raping a white woman. A white mob abducted Mr. Parker from
his jail cell, beat him, took him to Louisiana and then shot him. Although Parker's
abductors were well known and some admitted their complicity to FBI agents,
the judge in the case, Sebe Dale – a white supremacist and member of the White
Citizens' Council – encouraged the grand jury to return no indictments against
Photo from the Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
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