Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen, Day 4

Testimony was heard in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen for the June 21, 1964, murders of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County,… read more

Testimony was heard in the trial of Edgar Ray Killen for the June 21, 1964, murders of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The reputed Klansman was indicted for slaying three civil rights workers who were in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 as part of a movement to register blacks to vote and help run educational programs in the South. The trial Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen was held at the Neshoba County Courthouse. Coverage was provided by WJTV (Jackson, MS) for Mississippi Public Broadcasting. 

During the third day of testimony, jurors continued hearing from witnesses, including the brother of Edgar Ray Killen. Oscar Killen accused District Attorney Moran’s family of being heavily linked to the Ku Klux Klan. Family of the victims gave testimony against Mr. Killen while friends and family of the defendant gave additional testimony supporting Mr. Killen. close

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Mississippi v. Edgar Ray Killen, Day 4

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Program ID:
187272-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
Philadelphia, Mississippi, United States
First Aired:
Jun 20, 2005
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2005

Airing Details

  • Jun 20, 2005 | 8:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 25, 2005 | 4:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 05, 2005 | 4:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3