Events

Harris Family Murder

(1950) An ex-convict and moon-shiner named Leon Turner with the aid of two brothers, Malcolm and Wendell Whitt, stormed into the house of Thomas Harris one night in 1950. On that night, three young black children were killed– Frankie Thurman, […]

Holmes Significant Events Timeline

March 1963- Mileston farmers invited SNCC to begin work in Holmes County. April 1963- Fourteen Mileston residents attempted to register to vote at the courthouse. May 1963- Harman Turnbow’s home was shot into and firebombed. He and four others were […]