By Maryanne Vollers
Revised and reissued with a brand new epilogue, the award-winning vintage Ghosts of Mississippi tells the interior tale of 1 of the main rankling homicide circumstances of the civil rights period. during this old page-turner, nationwide ebook Award finalist Maryanne Vollers exposes a state’s fight to confront the ghosts of its violent previous for you to convey a killer to justice.
The civil rights flow used to be simply catching hearth in Mississippi at the evening in 1963 while white supremacist Byron De l. a. Beckwith crouched within the honeysuckle around the highway from NAACP chief Medgar Evers’s condo and shot him within the again. 3 trials and thirty years later, a jury convicted Beckwith of homicide and despatched him to felony for all times. Drawing on her infrequent entry to the prosecutors, the Evers family members and Beckwith himself, Vollers recreates the occasions of Evers’s existence and dying, weaving jointly an exhilarating story of racism, homicide, braveness, redemption, and the last word triumph of justice.
In a brand new epilogue, written at the 50th anniversary of Evers’s assassination, Vollers updates the most characters and examines efforts during the last twenty years to deliver extra unpunished killers to trial. Her verdict: The ghosts of Mississippi are nonetheless stressed.
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