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Investigating an Unsolved KKK Murder in the Deep South

In 1964, two young black men were found dead in a river in Mississippi. Many suspected the men died at the hands of the KKK. The case was never solved. Filmmaker David Ridgen returned to Mississippi decades later with the brother of one of the victims...
February 25, 2014, 6:29pmUpdated on March 12, 2014, 10:20am

Two young black men were found dead in a river in Mississippi. The year was 1964, and many suspected the men died at the hands of the KKK. But this was the South in the 60s—the case was never solved. Decades later, filmmaker David Ridgen returned to Mississippi with the brother of one of the victims. What they discovered there cracked open a 40-year-old cold case and changed the course of history.

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