StanleyDearman.MississippiBurning.ErikSLesser.NYT

Stanley Dearman has died, the editor and publisher of the Neshoba Democrat, a weekly newspaper in Philadelphia, Mississippi, where three young civil rights workers were murdered in 1964. He campaigned tirelessly for justice in their murders, pressuring local and state police as well as the U.S. Department of Justice to continue their investigations until the killers were behind bars. Seven conspirators were convicted in 1967, but not the ringleader, Edgar Ray Killen, a sawmill operator and part-time preacher for Christ. In 2005 he was finally sent away for 60 years or life. (Erik Slesser/The New York Times)

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