Stanley Nelson, Concordia Sentinel (2018)
Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 2018-03-21
Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Authors | Journalists | Nelson, Stanley | Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
- Nelson, Stanley Speaker
A speech by Stanley Nelson before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on March 21, 2018. Nelson is the editor of the Concordia Sentinel newspaper and the author of “Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s.” He discusses: his discovery of eight murders attributed to the Silver Dollar Group, a secretive cell of the Ku Klux Klan, in the 1960s in northeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi; his investigation into the murder of Frank Morris, the African American owner of a shoe shop in Ferriday; the FBI investigation into the murder; the infamous Morville Lounge and the corruption in the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office; and how he uncovered the truth about Morris’ murder.