Murder In Mississippi: United States V. Price And The Struggle For Civil Rights
  • Murder In Mississippi: United States V. Price And The Struggle For Civil Rights
  • Murder In Mississippi: United States V. Price And The Struggle For Civil Rights
ISBN: 0700613161
EAN13: 9780700613168
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 16, 2004
Pages: 190
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.1" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Few episodes in the modern civil rights movement were more galvanizing or more memorialized than the brutal murders of Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney--idealists eager to protect and promote the rights of black Americans, even in the deep and very dangerous South. In films like Mississippi Burning and popular folk songs, these young men have been venerated as martyrs. Even so, the landmark legal dimensions of their murder case have until now remained largely lost.

Howard Ball reminds us just how problematic the prosecution of the murderers--all members of the K--actually was. When the State of Mississippi failed to indict them, the U.S. tried to prosecute the case in federal district court. The judge there, however, ruled that the federal government had no jurisdiction and so dismissed the case. When the U.S. appealed, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the lower court decision, claiming that federal authorities did indeed have the power to police civil rights violations in any state. United States v. Price (1967) thus produced a landmark decision that signaled a seismic shift in American legal history and race relations, for it meant that local authorities could no longer shield racist lawbreakers.

Ball weaves the tales of victims and perpetrators into a single Read More chevron_right

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