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2014-04-05 23:00:09

The film, "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom," details the search for justice in the death of three civil rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi nearly 50 years ago. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Famed Director Micki Dickoff, who directed the award winning film "Neshoba: The Price of Freedom," will be speaking at Mercy College’s Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. campus. April 24, 2014 Film Screening – 3:30 p.m. Lecture by Micki Dickoff - 5 p.m. Lecture Hall...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By John Beifuss Johnny Cash sings "What Is Truth?" in the documentary "Johnny Cash's America," and that question could be the theme for this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, which runs today through Thursday at Malco's Studio on the Square. Many of the 130-plus movies that will screen during the festival deal with mysteries, disputed testimonies, personal re-inventions and questions that audiences will have to answer for themselves. The questions range from the profound to the comic....

2005-09-09 15:27:37

By Jeff Edwards PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (Reuters) - A judge sent Edgar Ray Killen back to prison on Friday and said the Klansman jailed for orchestrating the murder of three civil rights workers had misled the court about his health to win bail. Killen, who used an oxygen tank to assist his breathing during his trial in June, broke both legs in a tree-cutting accident in March. He testified at his bond hearing in August that he was in great pain, was unable to walk and needed...

2005-09-09 14:23:27

By Jeff Edwards PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi (Reuters) - A judge sent Edgar Ray Killen back to prison on Friday and said the Klansman jailed for orchestrating the murder of three civil rights workers had misled the court about his health to win bail. Killen, who used an oxygen tank to assist his breathing during his trial in June, broke both legs in a tree-cutting accident in March. He testified at his bond hearing in August that he was in great pain, was unable to walk and needed...

2005-08-12 18:44:40

MIAMI (Reuters) - Former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen was released on bond on Friday while he appeals his manslaughter conviction for the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers in a case that inspired the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning." Mississippi Judge Marcus Gordon granted Killen's release on $600,000 bond. A Neshoba County Sheriff's official said Killen was released after relatives and friends posted the bond. Killen, 80, was convicted by a multiracial jury in June on...

2005-08-12 11:55:55

MIAMI (Reuters) - A Mississippi judge on Friday granted bail to 80-year-old former Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen, who was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers in a case that inspired the 1988 movie "Mississippi Burning." Circuit Judge Marcus Gordon granted Killen's release on bond of $600,000 pending appeal of his manslaughter conviction, Neshoba County court clerk Patti Duncan Lee said. Killen had not posted bond as of early...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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