Mamie Elizabeth Carthan

Mamie Elizabeth Carthan, mother of Emmett Till whose death spawned a landmark Civil Rights case, was born in Hazlehurst, Miss. Through the efforts of Ms. Carthan, the case of her son received national attention and put the spotlight on Southern racism for the world.


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The Murder of Eddie James Stewart

(Date of Event: 1966) One of the cases reopened by the Cold Case Unit, an organization that investigates unsolved murders dating before 1969, involved the murder of Eddie James Stewart of Crystal Springs, 1966. Stewart was reportedly beaten and shot while in police custody. Police claimed he was shot while trying to escape. This case was reopened along with numerous reopened cases.


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