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Ghosts of Mississippi: The Murder of Medgar Evers, the Trials of Byron De La Beckwith, and the Haunting of the New South ebook

by Maryanne Vollers


Ghosts of Mississippi reads like a thrilling suspense novel.

Includes bibliographical references (p. -400) and index

Includes bibliographical references (p. -400) and index. The civil rights movement was just beginning to catch fire in Mississippi on the night in 1963 when white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith crouched in the honeysuckle across the street from NAACP leader Medgar Evers's house and shot him in the back. Three decades later, Beckwith was finally convicted of murder and sent to prison for life.

Ghosts of Mississippi book. And it did. Vollers has written Ghosts with a breakneck pace.

Byron De La Beckwith Jr. (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963

Byron De La Beckwith Jr. (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman from Greenwood, Mississippi who assassinated civil rights leader Medgar Evers on June 12, 1963.

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Ghosts of Mississippi. 1st ed. by Maryanne Vollers. Published 1995 by Little, Brown in Boston.

James Woods portrayed De La Beckwith in an Academy Award-nominated performance.

Boston: Little, Brown, 1995. Byron De La Beckwith (November 9, 1920 – January 21, 2001) was an American white supremacist and Klansman who was convicted of killing civil rights leader Medgar Evers. James Woods portrayed De La Beckwith in an Academy Award-nominated performance. The prosecution lawyer Robert DeLaughter wrote a first person narrative article titled "Mississippi Justice" published in Reader's Digest.

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A history of the civil rights movement in the deep South is told from the perspective of the Byron De La Beckwith trials and reveals new insights into the case as provided by trial prosecutors and the widow of NAACP official Medgar Evers. Reprint.
Mbon
When I saw the movie of Ghosts of Mississippi I thought that the first two trials resulted in a hung jury because they DA did sloppy work and lacked any provable evidence. Boy, was I wrong. The DA's case was solid with so much evidence against DeLaBeckwith they only thing they didn't have was actual video of him doing the shooting. It became very clear after reading this book that even with a live video of the actual shooting by DeLaBeckworith there was no way the state of Mississippi was going to convict him. He was given celebrity status while in jail awaiting trial and was allowed to leave the jail to go shopping. What an atrocity. The racism in Mississippi and a few other southern states was so venomous it defied any form of humanity. I feel God reached down into the hearts of enough jurors in the first two trial to cause the hung juries, which ultimately allowed for a 3rd and final trial to ultimately find him guilty. It took 32 years to bring the 3rd trial forward in a more humanitarian setting and the unanimous decisions finally came to fruition. DeLaBeckwith was 43 when he murdered Medgar but was never convicted until he was 75. He spent 6 years in jail and died in prison. He was never really punished and went as a free man to do as he pleased after cold-blooded murder. The injustice in this case was a disgusting slap in the face to all concerned, especially Medgar's family.
Dancing Lion
The Ghosts of Mississippi follows the story of Medgar Evers, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement, and his murder at the hands of Byron De La Beckwith, a crime that is now 50 years old. Beckwith's trial and conviction for this murder did not take place until the 1990's--when a new spirit of justice and a new District Attorney brought him to justice. Like a well crafted mystery novel, this suspenseful book takes you on a journey through the events leading up to and after the murder, through the mistrials and the final dramatic trial and conviction. I read the book when it first came out, saw the movie (which was not half as suspenseful) and now have had a second chance to read it, with the epilogue to the story. It is more than a non fiction account of a murder and conviction--it is a beautifully written story of courage, and the hope we all have that justice will prevail.
Aloo
This book makes you embarrassed for how our society bred such bad racism was in the South several decades ago, but hopeful that it's getting better. It's one thing to be close-minded about race, but it's another to actively, savagely inflict harm to others. This book makes you hate Byron de la Beckwith Jr and everyone that shares his evil ideologies. The book is very well written- it flows nicely, is complete, and beautiful describes the characters' actions and motivations (positive and negative)
Zaryagan
This book has stayed on my bookshelf for over 15 years and I refuse to let it go. Ghosts of Mississippi is the most compelling account I have read about the long fight for justice for those who were killed because of their courage during the civil rights era. The author's thorough research and personal access to so many involved in the trials of De La Beckwith provide the reader with a level of factual detail and insight rarely seen in similar non-fiction. Ghosts of Mississippi reads like a thrilling suspense novel. Although most know how the story ends, the journey through Evers' life, death, to the eventual conviction of his killer is a fascinating and sometimes haunting tale of a search for truth and the need to not forgot those who made the ultimate sacrifice for a better world.
Ausstan
Ghosts of Mississippi based on true story I can relate to these stories as grew up with them. Since retired my wife and I have travelled in America as our eldest daughter and family lived in the states so got to see a fair amount and have visited some of the places mentioned in the books.
Steel_Blade
Good book. Goes into much detail, of course, so some
major research must have been done. I wish, though, that
there would have been some pictures. Not of Mr. Evers' death, but
of the wife & children in later years.
Tiainar
Could not put the book down.
Very interesting movie telling a story from history. I also read the book and the storyline varies somewhat, but not drastically. Alec Baldwin and Whoopie Goldberg are good in this one!
Ghosts of Mississippi: The Murder of Medgar Evers, the Trials of Byron De La Beckwith, and the Haunting of the New South ebook
Author:
Maryanne Vollers
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