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American Agenda (Crime: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Ku Klux Klan Murders) #160119

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 29, 1995
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Hattiesburg, Mississippi: John Donvan) The call for justice in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for murders committed by the Ku Klux Klan during the civil rights struggle featured; 1960s scenes and photos shown. [Mount Carmel Baptist Church Reverend Kenneth FAIRLEY, "Journalist Clarion- Ledger" Jerry MITCHELL, firebombing victim Vernon Dahmer's son Dennis DAHMER - recall the Ku Klux Klan violence.] The three trials of Ku Klux Klan leader Sam Bowers said all resulting in mistrials. [Prosecutor Jimmy DUKES - believes Bowers engineered the Dahmer murder.] [University of Southern Mississippi professor Neil McMILLEN, FAIRLEY - explain Mississippi's stake in the case.]

Donvan, John;
Sawyer, Forrest

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