Reporting and technical writing. Wednesday - Sep 20, 2017

Civil Rights Era “Cold Cases”

Twenty of 126 cases remain open, yet with only a slim possibility of new information surfacing or identifications of culprits emerging.

The U.S. Department of Justice investigates victims of Civil Rights era killings, or racially motivated homicides that occurred prior to 1970, under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act of 2007. Use the map and data table to examine open and closed cases reported in the DOJ’s January 2014 report.

VictimGenderLocationStateDateStatusDate closed
Louis AllenmaleAmite Co.MS1964-01-31openn/a
Andrew Lee AndersonmaleCrittenden Co.AR1963-07-17closed2010-04-09
Frank AndrewsmaleLismanAL1964-11-28openn/a
Isadore BanksmaleMarionAR1964-06-08closed2012-08-02
John Larry BoldenmaleChattanoogaTN1958-05-03closed2010-04-15
Preston BoldenmaleSan AntonioTX1953-05-08closed2011-05-26
James BraziermaleDawsonGA1958-04-20closed2009-04-06
Thomas BrewermaleColumbusGA1956-02-18closed2009-04-06
Hilliard BrooksmaleMontgomeryAL1952-08-13closed2010-04-09
Benjamin BrownmaleJacksonMS1967-05-11closed2013-03-19
Charles BrownmaleYazoo CityMS1957-06-18closed2010-04-16
Gene Brown aka Pheld EvansmaleCantonMS1905-05-17closed2010-04-21
Jessie BrownmaleWinonaMS1965-01-13closed2010-04-19
Carrie BrumfieldfemaleFranklintonLA1967-09-12closed2013-09-24
Eli BrumfieldmaleMcCombMS1961-10-13closed2010-04-16
Johnnie Mae ChappellfemaleJacksonvilleFL1964-03-23openn/a
Jesse CanomaleBrookvilleFL1965-01-01closed2011-06-03
Silas CastonmaleHinds Co.MS1964-03-01closed2010-05-02
James ChaneymalePhiladelphiaMS1964-06-21openn/a
Thad ChristianmaleAnnistonAL1965-08-28closed2011-04-06
Clarence ClonigermaleGastonNC1960-10-10closed2009-04-03
Willie CountrymanmaleDawsonGA1958-05-25closed2009-04-06
Vincent Dahmonmaleunknownunknownunknownclosed2010-04-12
Jonathan DanielsmaleLowndes Co.AL1965-08-20closed2011-04-26
Woodrow Wilson DanielsmaleYalobusha Co.MS1958-06-25closed2010-04-12
Henry Hezekiah DeemaleParkers LandingMS1964-05-02closed2010-03-15
George DorseymaleMonroeGA1946-07-25openn/a
Mae DorseyfemaleMonroeGA1946-07-25openn/a
Roman DucksworthmaleTaylorsvilleMS1962-04-09closed2010-04-12
Joseph DumasmalePerryFL1962-05-05closed2010-04-09
Joseph EdwardsmaleVidaliaMS1964-07-12closed2013-02-20
Willie EdwardsmaleMontgomeryAL1957-01-23closed2013-07-02
James EvansingtonmaleTallahatchie Co.MS1955-12-24closed2010-04-12
Andrew GoodmanmalePhiladelphiaMS1964-06-21openn/a
Mattie GreenefemaleRinggoldGA1965-05-20closed2012-05-04
Jasper GreenwoodmaleVicksburgMS1964-07-10closed2010-06-17
Jimmie Lee GriffithmaleSturgisMS1965-09-24closed2012-08-14
Paul GuihardmaleOxfordMS1962-09-30closed2011-07-19
A.C. HallmaleMaconGA1962-10-11closed2011-07-27
Rogers HamiltonmaleLowndes Co.AL1957-10-22openn/a
Adlena HamlettfemaleSidonMS1966-01-11closed2011-05-26
Samuel HammondmaleOrangeburgSC1968-02-08openn/a
Collie HamptonmaleWinchesterKY1966-08-14closed2011-06-01
Alphonso HarrismaleAlbanyGA1966-12-01closed2010-04-12
Isaiah HenrymaleGreensburgLA1954-07-28closed2012-05-21
Arthur James HillmaleVilla RicaLA1965-08-20closed2011-05-18
Ernest HuntermaleSt. MarysGA1958-09-13closed2009-04-06
Jimmie Lee JacksonmaleMarionAL1965-02-18closed2011-05-03
Luther JacksonmalePhiladelphiaMS1959-10-25closed2010-04-16
Wharlest JacksonmaleNatchezMS1967-02-27openn/a
Ernest JellsmaleClarksdaleMS1963-10-20closed2010-04-16
Joseph JetermaleAtlantaGA1958-09-13closed2010-05-02
Nathan JohnsonmaleAlabasterAL1966-05-08closed2011-04-21
Marshall JohnsmaleOuachita ParishLA1960-07-13closed1010-04-22
Birdie KeglarmaleSidonMS1966-01-11closed2011-05-18
Bruce KlundermaleClevelandOH1964-03-07closed2010-04-16
William Henry "John" LeemaleRankin Co.MS1965-02-25closed2011-05-05
George LeemaleBelzoniMS1955-05-07closed2011-06-06
Herbert LeemaleAmite Co.MS1961-09-25closed2010-04-16
Richard LillardmaleNashvilleTN1958-07-20closed2010-04-15
George LovemaleRulevilleMS1958-01-08closed2011-06-10
Maybelle MahonefemaleZebulonGA1967-12-05closed2009-04-06
Dorothy MalcolmfemaleMonroeGA1946-07-25openn/a
Roger MalcolmmaleMonroeGA1946-07-25openn/a
Sylvester MaxwellmaleCantonMS1963-01-17closed2010-05-02
Bessie McDowellfemaleAndalusiaAL1956-06-14closed2010-04-09
Ernest McPharlandmaleOuachita ParishLA1960-07-13closed2010-04-22
Robert McNairmalePelahatchieMS1965-11-06closed2011-05-26
Clinton MeltonmaleSumnerMS1955-12-03closed2010-04-12
Delano MiddletonmaleOrangeburgSC1968-02-08openn/a
James Andrew MillermaleJacksonGA1964-08-30closed2010-04-12
Hosie MillermaleNewtonGA1965-03-25closed2011-06-21
Booker T. MixonmaleClarksdaleMS1959-09-12closed2012-08-13
Neimiah MontgomerymaleClevelandMS1964-08-10closed2010-04-12
Charles Edward MooremaleParkers LandingMS1964-05-02closed2010-03-15
Harriette MoorefemaleMimsFL1951-12-25closed2011-07-15
Harry MooremaleMimsFL1951-12-25closed2011-07-15
Oneal MooremaleVarnadoLA1965-06-02openn/a
William MooremaleAttallaAL1963-04-23closed2012-08-02
Frank MorrismaleFerridayLA1964-12-10closed2013-12-30
James MotleymaleElmore Co.AL1966-11-20closed2010-04-12
Claude NealmaleGreenwoodFL1934-10-26closed2013-10-01
Samuel O'QuinnmaleCentrevilleMS1959-08-14closed2012-05-04
Herbert OrsbymaleCantonMS1964-09-07closed2010-04-12
Will OwensmaleNew BernNC1956-03-05closed2009-04-03
Mack Charles ParkermalePearl River Co.MS1959-05-04openn/a
Larry PaynemaleMemphisTN1968-03-28closed2011-07-05
Charles Horatious PickettmaleColumbusGA1957-12-21closed2010-04-12
William PiercefieldmaleConcordia ParishLA1965-07-24openn/a
Albert PittsmaleOuachita ParishLA1960-07-13closed2010-04-22
David PittsmaleOuachita ParishLA1960-07-13closed2010-04-22
Jimmy PowellmaleNew YorkNY1964-07-16closed2012-02-09
William Roy PrathermaleCorinthMS1959-10-31openn/a
Johnny QueenmaleFayetteMS1965-08-08closed2013-07-26
Donald RaspberrymaleOkolonaMS1965-02-27closed2010-05-17
James ReebmaleSelmaAL1965-03-08closed2011-05-18
James Earl ReesemaleGregg Co.TX1955-10-22closed2010-04-15
Fred RobinsonmaleEdisto IslandSC1960-08-03closed2012-02-02
Johnnie RobinsonmaleBirminghamAL1963-09-15closed2010-04-09
Dan Carter SandersmaleJohnston Co.NC1946-11-18openn/a
Willie Joe SanfordmaleHawkinsvilleGA1957-03-01closed2012-07-05
Michael SchwernermalePhiladelphiaMS1964-06-21openn/a
Marshall ScottmaleOrleans ParishLA1965-01-01closed2012-05-25
Jessie James ShelbymaleYazoo CityMS1956-01-21closed2010-05-24
Ollie ShelbymaleHinds Co.MS1965-01-22closed2010-04-16
George SingletonmaleShelbyNC1957-04-30closed2010-04-16
Ed SmithmaleStatelineMS1958-04-27closed2009-11-05
Henry SmithmaleOrangeburgSC1968-02-08openn/a
Lamar SmithmaleBrookhavenMS1955-08-13closed2010-04-12
Maceo SnipesmaleButlerGA1946-07-18closed2010-04-12
Eddie StewartmaleJacksonMS1966-07-09closed2011-05-26
Isaiah TaylormaleRulevilleMS1964-06-26closed2010-04-12
Emmett TillmaleMoneyMS1955-08-28closed2007-12-28
Ann ThomasfemaleSan AntonioTX1969-04-08closed2010-04-15
Freddie Lee ThomasmaleSidonMS1965-08-19closed2011-06-09
Selma TriggfemaleHattiesburgMS1965-01-21closed2010-05-02
Ladislado UrestemaleSan AntonioTX1953-04-23closed2010-04-20
Hulet VarnermaleAtlantaGA1966-09-10closed2009-04-06
Clifton WalkermaleWoodvilleMS1964-02-29closed2013-10-01
Virgil WaremaleBirminghamAL1963-09-23closed2011-03-29
James WaymersmaleAllendaleSC1965-07-10closed2010-04-15
Ben Chester WhitemaleNatchezMS1966-06-10closed2003-10-16
Robert WildermaleRustonLA1965-07-17closed2011-05-25
Rodell WilliamsonmaleCamdenAL1967-05-20closed2010-05-02
Archie WoodenmaleCamdenAL1967-12-25closed2010-04-20
Samuel YoungemaleTuskegeeAL1966-01-03closed2011-03-28