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  • Edgar Ray Killen did his community’s bidding. It was of no little consequence that Ronald Reagan launched his successful presidential bid from here. Were it not for outside agitators he probably could have been elected to Congress and even become Majority Leader of the US Senate.
  • Edgar Ray Killen did his community’s bidding. It was of no little consequence that Ronald Reagan launched his successful presidential bid from here. Were it not for outside agitators he probably could have been elected to Congress and even become Majority Leader of the US Senate.
  • I was one of the first two reporters to arrive in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964, on the day Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman went missing. I was there as Newsweek’s main reporter on the Southern civil rights beat, and I went directly to the courthouse with Claude Sitton of the New York Times to question Sheriff Lawrence Rainey and Deputy Cecil Price.
  • I was one of the first two reporters to arrive in Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964, on the day Mickey Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman went missing. I was there as Newsweek’s main reporter on the Southern civil rights beat, and I went directly to the courthouse with Claude Sitton of the New York Times to question Sheriff Lawrence Rainey and Deputy Cecil Price.
  • As the Killen trial closed last week, Judge Marcus Gordon made some interesting comments about the scores of news reporters, photographers and producers that had been hard at work in Philadelphia for weeks.
  • As the Killen trial closed last week, Judge Marcus Gordon made some interesting comments about the scores of news reporters, photographers and producers that had been hard at work in Philadelphia for weeks.
  • There’s no dateline on this column to note where it was written. Technically, it was done in Tupelo, but the column actually originated in Philadelphia.
  • There’s no dateline on this column to note where it was written. Technically, it was done in Tupelo, but the column actually originated in Philadelphia.
  • Some in the national media and in the ranks of those for whom racial strife is a cottage industry chose to point to the fact that Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of three counts of manslaughter rather than murder as evidence that Mississippi is still mired in racial discord.
  • Some in the national media and in the ranks of those for whom racial strife is a cottage industry chose to point to the fact that Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of three counts of manslaughter rather than murder as evidence that Mississippi is still mired in racial discord.
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