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Death of Edgar Ray Killen

 Edgar Ray Killen at his Neshoba County, Mississippi home in 2005.

Edgar Ray Killen at his Neshoba County, Mississippi home in 2005.

In 2005, I spent the two weeks leading up to Edgar Ray Killen’s trial in his Neshoba County home doing an oral history and portraits with him. It was my first real lesson in the complexity of class, race, and most of all, the South. Today Killen died.