Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Birdia Keglar and Adlena Hamlett, January 11, 1966
Adlena Hamlet and Birdia Keglar were killed on January 11, 1966 when the car in which they were riding was forced off the road in Sidon, MS, Leflore County near Greenwood. Five passengers of that car were returning from a trip to Jackson where then Senator Robert Kennedy had given a speech on integration. During his speech, Senator Kennedy stated that nothing had better happen to these people as they return home, but unfortunately local Klansmen did not care. The three other passengers survived.