Search the LSU Cold Case Project Database for Civil Rights Cases from the 1950s Through the 1970s

The Civil Rights Cases have been obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the FBI. Search through the 175,000+ pages to discover facts, interviews, and more.

  • Beating of Curtis Harris & Wilbur Lee Henderson

    In 1962, two Black men – Curtis Harris and Wilber Lee Henderson – were beaten by five Concordia Parish police officers, including Ferriday policemen Frank […]

  • Deacons For Defense

    Deacons for Defense & Justice The Deacons for Defense & Justice was an organization of Black men formed in Louisiana during the Civil Rights-era to […]

  • Donald Holland

    Donald Holland was an operator of a feed mill in Meadville, Miss., and purported member of the Ku Klux Klan. FBI agents questioned Holland following […]

  • E. (Eddie) L. McDaniel

    E.L. McDaniel was Klan leader from Natchez, Miss., who claimed to be the first Mississippi man inducted into the Louisiana-based Original Knights of the Ku […]

  • E.D. Morace

    E.D. Morace was a Klansman from Ferriday, LA, who became an FBI informant. One Klansman described Morace as the head “hatchet man” for the Ferriday […]

  • Earl Hodges

    Earl Hodges was a mechanic in Eddiceton, Miss., killed by Klansmen in 1965 over fear that he was going to tell authorities about wrecking projects […]

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