Jimmy Snowden

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Jimmy Snowden, of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, was a conspirator and participant in the notorious murder of three civil rights activists in Philadelphia, Mississippi in 1964. He was a member of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and was sentenced in 1967 by federal district judge William Cox to three years for his role in the crime.[1] Jimmy Snowden had lived in Hickory, MS. While reporting about the death of fellow trial defendant Olen Burrage on March 18, 2013, however, New York Times journalist Douglas Martin claimed that James T Harris was only surviving defendant who was tried for the murders,[2] thus implying that Snowden had died by this point in time.

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  1. ^ http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/price&bowers/Account.html
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/us/olen-burrage-dies-at-82-linked-to-killings-in-1964.html