Sunday, August 5, 2012
Mack Charles Parker, April 1959
Mack Charles Parker of Poplarville, Mississippi was jailed for allegedly raping a white woman. A white mob abducted Mr. Parker from his jail cell, beat him, took him to Louisiana and then shot him. Although Parker's abductors were well known and some admitted to their participation in the murder, the judge in the case, Sebe Dale – a white supremacist and member of the White Citizens' Council – encouraged the grand jury to return no indictments against the killers.