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Mack Charles Parker

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Creator:United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Title:Mack Charles Parker

On April 25, 1959, the FBI conducted a Civil Rights investigation into the abduction of Mack Charles Parker from the Pearl River County jail in Popularville [sic], Mississippi. Parker had been arrested earlier that year on charges of raping and kidnaping an adult female. On May 4, 1959, a corpse was found in the Pearl River, whose fingerprints were later identified to be Parker's.

FBI FOIA file states that this is a summary report.

"Mack Charles Parker, an African American, was accused of raping a white woman. When he was arrested, a Mississippi state trooper offered the woman's husband a pistol to shoot Parker. Three days before Parker was to stand trial, he was dragged from his jail cell, beaten and shot. His body was found in the Pearl River 10 days later. The FBI investigated and even obtained confessions from some of the eight white suspects. However, the county prosecutor refused to present evidence to a state grand jury and a federal grand jury refused to indict." Taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mack_Charles_Parker

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Types:Federal government records | Text
Subjects:Parker, Mack Charles | African American men--Mississippi--Poplarville | African American men--Death | African American men--Violence against--Mississippi--Poplarville | Men--Violence against--Mississippi--Poplarville | Shooting (Execution)--Mississippi--Poplarville | Pistols--Mississippi--Poplarville | Gunshot wounds--Mississippi--Poplarville | Assassination--Mississippi--Poplarville | Assassination--Investigation--Mississippi--Poplarville | Homicide--Mississippi--Poplarville | Murder--Investigation--Mississippi--Poplarville | Criminal investigation--Mississippi--Poplarville | Violent deaths--Mississippi--Poplarville | Political violence--Mississippi--Poplarville | Police--Complaints against--Mississippi--Poplarville | Police misconduct--Mississippi--Poplarville | Race riots--Mississippi--Poplarville | Riots--Mississippi--Poplarville | Mobs--Mississippi--Poplarville | Segregationists--Mississippi--Poplarville | Abduction--Mississippi--Poplarville | Assault and battery--Mississippi--Poplarville | Lynching--Mississippi--Poplarville | Rape--Mississippi--Poplarville | White supremacy movements--Mississippi--Poplarville | Civil rights--Mississippi--Poplarville | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Poplarville | Intervention (Federal government)--Mississippi--Poplarville | Violence--Mississippi--Poplarville | United States, Mississippi, Pearl River County, Poplarville, 30.8401863, -89.5342315 | United States, Mississippi, Pearl River County
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