- This site details twelve famous American trials: Leopold & Loeb (1924), Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), Rosenbergs (1951), Amistad Trials (1839-1840), Bill Haywood Trial (1907), Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692), My Lai Courts Martial (1970), Scottsboro Trials (1931-1937), Dakota Conflict Trials (1862), Mississippi Burning Trial (1967), Chicago Seven Conspiracy Trial (1969-70), and Johnson Impeachment Trial (1868).
The "Mississippi Burning Trial"--History and background
This article recounts the career of John Doar of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and his role in prosecuting the Mississippi Burning Trial in 1967. Looking back nearly more than thirty years later, Doar believed that the trial helped Mississippi get beyond the caste system. Up to that time, no white person in the state had ever been convicted for violence against a black. After the trial, the good people of Mississippi became more confident that they could move away from their past.
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On 24 February 1967 Judge William Cox dismissed 17 of the 19 indictments but he was overruled by the Supreme Court and the so-called Mississippi Burning trial took place in October 1967.
John Michael Doar and the Mississippi Burning Trial