Defendant Edgar Ray Killen returned to the Neshoba County Courthouse in Philadelphia, Miss., for his trial on Saturday.

Miss. town forges a hopeful future from racist past

By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / June 20, 2005

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PHILADELPHIA, Miss. -- Forty-one years ago this month, former FBI agent Dean Lytle recalled, the nighttime scene outside the Neshoba County Courthouse was enough to frighten hardened federal investigators. ''The square was filled with people," Lytle, 71, testified in a slightly wavering voice Friday inside the same brick building. ''They were standing shoulder to shoulder, and the crowd was very ... (Full article: 1448 words)

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