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.

  • Elden Glenn Hester

    Elden Glenn Hester was a White Knight in Franklin County, Miss., when he was recruited into the Silver Dollar Group by Raleigh Jackson “Red” Glover, […]

  • Ernest Avants

    Ernest Avants was a Klansman who was convicted in 2003 for the murder of Ben Chester White, a 67-year-old farmhand in Adams County, Miss., who […]

  • Ernest Buchanan Parker

    Ernest Buchanan Parker was a Natchez, Miss., Klansman who informants said was a member of the Silver Dollar Group, a secret Klan cell believed responsible […]

  • Ernest Gilbert – FBI Informant

    Ernest Gilbert was a leader in the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan who became a paid FBI informant in 1964. His identity was […]

  • Growing Up in Klan Family: Earcel Boyd

    Earcel Boyd was a member of the Silver Dollar Group and a statewide officer in the Louisiana Realm of the United Klans of America. Two […]

  • Homer Thomas “Buck” Horton

    Homer Thomas “Buck” Horton was a Vidalia Klansman and purported member of the Silver Dollar Group. He was a suspect in the disappearance of Joseph […]

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