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April 1959

remains of Mack Charles Parker


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 the killers.

Photo from the Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

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