The past is never dead: the trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's struggle for redemption

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On May 2, 1964, Klansman James Ford Seale picked up two black hitchhikers and drowned both young men in the Mississippi River. Seale spent more than forty years a free man, before finally facing trial in 2007. There could have been two defendants in the resulting case: James Ford Seale for kidnapping and murder, and the State of Mississippi for complicity--knowingly aiding, abetting, and creating men like Seale.

In The Past Is Never Dead , best-selling author Harry MacLean follows Seale's trial, the legal difficulties of prosecuting kidnapping and murder charges decades after the fact, and the strain on a state contending with a past that can't be forgiven. MacLean's narrative is at once the account of a gripping legal battle and an acute meditation on the possibility of redemption.

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Civil rights -- Mississippi
African Americans -- Crimes against -- History -- Mississippi -- 20th century
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
Mississippi -- Race relations
Racism -- Mississippi
Redemption -- Political aspects -- Mississippi
Seale, James Ford. -- Trials, litigation, etc
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Trials (Kidnapping) -- Mississippi
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi
title_displayThe past is never dead : the trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's struggle for redemption
title_fullThe past is never dead : the trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's struggle for redemption / Harry N. MacLean
title_shortThe past is never dead
title_subthe trial of James Ford Seale and Mississippi's struggle for redemption
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Civil rights
Crimes against
History
Political aspects
Race relations
Racism
Redemption
Seale, James Ford
Trials (Kidnapping)
Trials (Murder)