The Bloody Wade-In

(1960) On April 17th, Gilbert Mason was arrested for trespassing at the beach. This was Mason’s second attempt to integrate the beach. On the first incident, he was warned that he would be arrested if he returned. Mason returned a […]

The Murder of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers were murdered in Neshoba County. The trio had come here to investigate the burning of the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in the Longdale Community off Highway 16 East. The night […]

The Murder of Eddie James Stewart

(Date of Event: 1966) One of the cases reopened by the Cold Case Unit, an organization that investigates unsolved murders dating before 1969, involved the murder of Eddie James Stewart of Crystal Springs, 1966. Stewart was reportedly beaten and shot […]