At Balloon Juice, blogger Dennis G. links to a 2007 letter written by the Southern Poverty Law Center asking the FBI to investigate the unsolved murders of dozens of African Americans killed during Jim Crow. For each of the 74 unsolved murders, the SPLC offers a brief summary of the case. Here are a few:
Banks, Isadore – Marion, Ark., 1954 Banks’ charred corpse was found chained to a tree. Black press reports speculated he was
killed by whites who wanted his land. His property was later rented by white farmers.