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The traditional laying of the wreath done each year at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in the Longdale community in memory of there young men murder by the Ku Klux Klan 55 years ago this Friday night because they were registering blacks to vote. Far right is Neshoba County native Jewel Rush McDonald, whose mother and brother were beaten the night of the fire along with others.
The traditional laying of the wreath done each year at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in the Longdale community in memory of there young men murder by the Ku Klux Klan 55 years ago this Friday night because they were registering blacks to vote. Far right is Neshoba County native Jewel Rush McDonald, whose mother and brother were beaten the night of the fire along with others.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 10:27 PM
Jewel Rush McDonald remembers the fear, having just graduated high school, the night 55 years ago this week when the Ku Klux Klan burned their tiny church in rural east Neshoba County attacking her brother and pistol-whipping her mother, among others, beforehand.
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