Sunday, November 23, 2008

JFK. Parkland. Trauma Room One.

Chief anesthesiologist for 33 years at Parkland Hospital, M. T. Jenkins, M.D., led the medical efforts to revive President John F. Kennedy. Jenkins' daughter, Christie Jenkins, shares the story told by her father -- a version that contradicts that of Dr. Charles Crenshaw, a gunshot expert, also a member of the treatment team on that fateful day, Nov. 22, 1963.

Crenshaw tells his own version in Trauma Room One: The JFK Medical Coverup Exposed

Ready to look at the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's Kennedy records?

Go to the Mississippi Sovereignty Site and search for
Kennedy, John Fitzgerald
Also John F., John, Jack
Also Jacquie and Jacqueline

Here is one record, under Jack Kennedy, to get started. A minister has written to the Sovereignty Commission complaining about the president.

The letter, written to director Erle Johnston, is dated Nov. 21, 1963

JFK Assassination Tour: Where Lee Harvey Oswald Was Shot By Jack Ruby

Where the trail ends?

Lee Harvey Oswald was shot and killed as he walked through the area behind the brown doors,across the street.Some believe Jack Ruby was acting strictly out of anger, something for which Ruby was known. Further, Ruby had left his small dogs waiting for him in his car -- pets he always took to work. Would he have brought the dogs with him if he knew he would be arrested?

But what about Ruby' documented Chicago mob affiliations?

That's one of many topics discussed by retired FBI agent M. Wesley Swearingen in To Kill A President: Finally---An Ex-FBI Agent rips aside the veil of secrecy that killed JFK and in FBI Secrets: An Agents Expose

The author served in the US Navy and holds a BA from Ohio State. Swearingen received the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice President's Award for Courage, Commitment, Unswerving Faith and United Effort to overcome racism.

Search Sovereignty Commission files for Jack Ruby files here

Meanwhile, here's a Sovereignty Commission link on the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

JFK Assassination Conference: Where Oswald Questioned

Old City Hall where Oswald was questioned on the third floor.

Was Oswald ever in Mississippi?

Letter to the Sovereignty Commission by University of Mississippi professor

Follow up memo to FBI

Both documents were found in the Mary Ferrell archives.

JFK Assassination Tour: Following the Trail?

Location and spot where this photo of Lee Harvey Oswald with his rifle; the photograph was purportedly taken by Marina Oswald of her husband and appeared on cover of LIFE Magazine Feb. 21,1964.
This spot was another Dallas residence for the Oswald family.
But where did the other shooters come from? Chicago? France?
And is this photo for real or is it just another attempt to manufacture the Oswald story?

Was there a connection between Oswald and Jack Ruby? Here's an article posted in the Sovereignty Commission files that explores this question.

A Dallas Apartment Where Oswalds Once Lived

The Texas Theatre

Theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested within the hour of the shooting of JFK. Oswald's eye- witnessed killing of Officer Tippit took place about one mile away from the Texas Theatre, about 30 minutes before he was arrested.

JFKConference: Taking a Tour of Landmarks

The Dallas rooming house where Lee Harvey Oswald lived.

What was the extent of the CIA's involvement with Lee Harvey Oswald? Why was Oswald's file tampered with before the assassination of John F. Kennedy? And why did significant documents from that file mysteriously disappear?

Oswald and the CIA: The Documented Truth Anout the Unknown Relationship Between the U.S. Government and the Alleged Killer of JFK

Legacy of Secrecy: New Info RFK, JFK, MLK

Blogging from the JFK Lancer annual meeting: Author Lamar Waldron is talking about links to JFK and RFK assassinations to mobster Carlos Marcello. Says new documents to be linked to and are on his book site at

Found that FBI targeted more than a dozen of Marcello associates and family members but Marcello's name is never mentioned in the Warren Commission report.

Waldron has now found evidence of Marcello involvement in MLK using Joseph Peltier of Quinton, Georgia. James Earl Ray went to Atlanta before leaving the country. Why? To ask for Peltier's help, Waldron says.

All that secrecy of 1963 and JFK assassination boomeranged against MLK.

Waldron wants all assassination records made open now. "We need hearings on the JFK Act."

Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK

Day 3 JFK Conference: RFK Assassination

Larry Hancock, key JFK researcher and author of "Someone Would Have Talked" says in Robert Kennedy's murder, conspiracy aspects are very possible but in his research found no MKULTRA contacts. Hancock recently published a study of the RFK assassination titled "Incomplete Justice" in conjunction with the Mary Ferrell Foundation.

Someone Would Have Talked: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Conspiracy to Mislead History

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jim Marrs, author of Crossfire speaks on JFK Assassination

Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

JFK remembered: Dallas Nov. 22, 2008

Why JFK on a Mississippi Sovereignty Commission page? In these files are records on John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, Allen Dulles, J. Edgar Hoover, Lee Harvey Oswald, Guy Bannister, John D. Sullivan, James Eastland, and others.

Take a look for yourself at

JFK: The grassy knoll

The Overpass

Where did the shots come from and where did they hit? How many shots were fired?

Which Building?

Numerous controversies surround findings of the Warren Commission. Take a look at
This photo shows the Texas School Book Depository,left, and the DalTex building, right. Where did the shots come from?

Friday, November 21, 2008

JFK Lancer Dinner


Ongoing Blog ... Notes from Lancer JFK Conference in Dallas.

"The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin.."
Nicholas Katzenbach

"There has to be more to it."
Ted Kennedy

"We really blew it on the Kennedy assassination."
Dan Rather

"Hoover lied his eyes out."
Hale Boggs

"He looked far ahead and he wanted to change a great deal. Perhaps that is the key to the mystery of the death of President John F. Kennedy."
Mikhail Gorbechev

Why Did Hoover Own Stock in DalTex Business? Author Shares Strange Story

Larry Hancock,leading JFK researcher, is presenting on the Mystery of the DalTex building. Photos taken show police officers looking at this building when shots were first fired. In his research, Hancock found a business, Dallas Uranium and Oil, with no assets, business or employees. It was a shell. One of Jack Ruby's employees also worked in the same building at the time.

Today the business has turned into -- another shell business.

"You can lose lots of sleep at night over this stuff."

The DalTex is a building where a shot could have been fired from, Hancock believes. Especially since in his research he found one stockholder listed for the Dallas Uranium and Oil Company--J. Edgar Hoover owned one share.

Author of New Book "To Kill a President": 21-Year FBI Veteran

Wes Swearingen is speaking quietly. The author of FBI Secrets said he knew JFK was going to be killed before it happened and tried to get his superiors to so something about it but got nowhere.

A Cuban exile said the CIA was going to do it. "At first I thought he was crazy."

But he had received credible information before from Ramon about the CIA and the Bay of Pigs.

A handful of rogue CIA agents did it, Swearingen said. Decided to tell what he knows after the death of E. Howard Hunt.

JFK Conference: Crime Scene Expert Reconstructs Crime Scene

Sherry Fiester, a certified crime scene investgator is explaining the science of ballistics. Must look at angular orientation to wounds in relation to car. Showing all possible trajectories. "Evidence supports shot from grassy knoll."

Who Found Gun? JFK Conference Speaker -- Brit Detective -- Shares Findings

Who found the rifle?
I am at the annual JFK conference sponsored by Lancer Publications.
Current speaker, British crime researcher Ian Griggs, has studied this crime for 35 years.
P. K. Wilkins, the officer who assisted with the search, was introduced by Griggs as the correct officer. There has been dispute over this for years and Griggs has gone through an analysis of all candidates to make his case.
Why am I posting here? There are many Mississippi links and ties that I will be sharing. Start with John D. Sullivan. See what you can find!

More later,


Monday, November 17, 2008

SCLC Mississippi Volunteer; 'Cannon Fodder in the Cold War'

When college student Jo Freemen volunteered to go into Mississippi as a field worker for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), little did she know that she would be spied upon.

"Not until 1997 did I discover that the actual source of the editorial and photos was the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, an official state agency of which I was completely unaware in 1966. And only after extensive research did I realize that I and others like me were not just foot soldiers in the civil rights movement, but cannon fodder in the Cold War," Freeman wrote for a history journal.

Her article, a detailed history of the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, is fascinating. At least 28 files appear with her name --

Hre's a handwritten letter to the Sovereignty Commission about Freeman|30|1|96|1|1|1|28934|A

To find more links, visit the archives at

Fannie Lou Hamer: Frequent Target of Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony [Democratic National Convention, 1964] wasn't the whole truth. A recent biography of Hamer, "For Freedom's Sake," by University of Georgia professor Chana Kai Lee, reveals that she omitted a key fact: She had also been sexually abused by the law enforcement officers.

Lee implies that Hamer did not tell the Credentials Committee that she was sexually abused because she was a "modest and dignified" woman, but I think it also must have been in her mind that if she testified on national television that the Mississippi police had also sexually abused her that day, she probably would have been murdered when she returned from the convention.

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There are a host of links to Mrs. Hamer in Mississippi Sovereignty Commission files. Name spellings vary, i.e., Fanie, Fannie L, Fannie Lou, Fanny, Mrs. Hamer, etc.

Here is one

Hamer linked to Communism

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sen. John McCain: Mississippi Roots

I ran into a fascinating article about Sen. John McCain --

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article and accompanying video about the McCain families in Carroll County, Mississippi: the descendants of John McCain's ancestors who still remain in the area where those ancestors owned a cotton plantation (Teoc), and the descendants of the slaves who worked that plantation and took their owners' surname. The McCains have a biannual reunion where family members of both groups of descendants meet.

Charles McCain, grandson of a slave at Teoc, the white McCain plantation, was active in the Civil Rights Movement:

Charles McCain was a central figure in the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. When civil-rights workers swarmed Mississippi in 1964, the black McCains housed white activists and received bomb threats and harassing calls.

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Link to Charles McCain record in the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

Link to Charlie McCain

To find all McCain Links -- Mississippi Sovereignty Commission

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Roy Moore: FBI agent who pursued Ku Klux Klan killers

Nothing in Moore’s career could have prepared him for the challenge of protecting civil rights workers in the South. Born in Oregon in 1914, his early life was spent about as far from the Deep South as was possible for an American child. As a young man he served in the Marine Corps, before joining the FBI in 1938 as a clerk. In 1940 he became an agent, progressing quickly through the ranks.

By 1960, Moore had been promoted to the “number one man” in charge of training and inspection at FBI headquarters. From there he was dispatched to the hottest spots in the Southern civil rights movement, ending up in Birmingham and then Mississippi. Here, Moore became determined to break the Ku Klux Klan. He offered one informant 25000, which led to the discovery of the corpses. His team found that 25 people had been involved in the plot, including two Neshoba County officers.

But local law enforcement agencies refused to co-operate. In 1966, Martin Luther King spoke at a rally in Neshoba County and complained that “the murderers of Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner are no doubt within the range of my voice”. A voice from a group of white men replied: “Ya damn right. We’re right here behind you.”

In 1967, governor Paul Johnson jnr — who opposed the Klan — agreed with Moore that the FBI agents should give their evidence to the federal government rather than to the Neshoba County authorities. The federal government tried 19 men for violation of civil rights. An all-white jury found seven men guilty. The suspected mastermind, Edgar Killen, was found not guilty.
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I found SOV COMM files that pull up under Roy Moore and Roy K. Moore.

Link to search Name Files

Thursday, November 06, 2008

45 Years Ago JFK Assassinated; Were There Mississippi Roots?

Few structures remain in Doddsville, Miss., plantation home of Sen. James O. Eastland.

On Friday November 22, 1963, news bulletins hit the airwaves as rifle shots interrupted President John F. Kennedy's Dallas motorcade. The resulting three-day news marathon concluded only after the young president was buried.

Reporters moved on to the investigative phase of JFK's assassination but finally left the topic for fresh news. Yet conspiracy theorists and others have kept the debate alive over what happened forty-two years ago, who was involved, and why.

Interestingly, there are numerous asides to Mississippi's civil rights story but perhaps none quite so compelling (and less known) as this: Seven years before JFK was assassinated, the magnolia state's Sen. James O. Eastland met for the first time with Guy Banister, a controversial CIA operative and retired FBI agent in charge of the Chicago bureau.

Banister -- remember him as the man who "pistol-whipped" David Ferrie in Oliver Stone's film "JFK" -- was later linked to Lee Harvey Oswald and Mississippi's senator through Eastland's Senate Internal Security Subcommittee or SISS (sometimes called "SISSY").

The New Orleans Times-Picayune on March 23, 1956, reported that Robert Morrison, a former chief counsel for Sen. Joseph McCarthy's House Unamerican Activities Committee or HUAC, and Banister traveled to Greenwood, Mississippi, to confer personally with Senator Eastland for more than three hours. Describing the conference as "completely satisfactory," Morrison told the reporter that "Mr. Banister has complete liaison with the committee's staff which was the main object of our trip."

Apparently cozying up to Eastland and "SISSY" was Banister's goal. And it worked.

Known as a notorious political extremist who was later described as the impetus for James Garrison’s 1967-1970 Kennedy assassination probe, Banister earlier became a brief focus of Mississippi's secret spy agency, the Sovereignty Commission, when it was suggested Banister should be hired to set up an "even tighter" domestic spying system throughout the state.

A second Eastland operative, private investigator John D. Sullivan of Vicksburg, made this suggestion to the commission just months after the JFK assasination, according to released Sovereignty Commission records.

Former FBI agent Sullivan had worked under Banister (both inside the FBI and privately) and as a private self-employed investigator who often did work for hire for the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission; the private white Citizens Councils, of which he was an active member; and for SISS, as had Banister and Lee Harvey Oswald.

When Sullivan reportedly committed suicide following the assassination, Sovereignty Commission investigators tried to acquire his library and files, but most of his confidential files were either reportedly burned by his widow or they had been lent out, and she "could not remember" who had them, Sovereignty Commission files disclose.

Then some twenty-nine years later, in testimony before the Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board during a Dallas hearing on November 18, 1994, the late Senator Eastland was directly implicated in the president’s assassination by one of the author/theorists invited to testify.

“Lee Harvey Oswald was quite possibly an agent of the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and he was doing the bidding of [Sen. Thomas J.] Dodd and Eastland and Morrison,” author John McLaughlin swore.

Documentation that could support or even discredit such assertions could perhaps be present in the Eastland archives at the University of Mississippi, but no objective scholar has been allowed to search these archives since the day they arrived on campus. Instead, Eastland's records were managed for years by a former associate and devoté who followed the papers from Washington, D.C. to Oxford.

Finally in 2005, after an unsuccessful Freedom of Information Act or FOIA request by this author, a historian was hired to organize the archives based in the James O. Eastland School of Law at Ole Miss. But there would still be a waiting period before any of the files could be viewed, according to the school's dean.

The plan was to release first all press releases, according to the historian who also confirmed that"many important files" were probably missing -- that the files looked “cleaned out.”

(The Dean of the law school, when presented a FOIA for access to Eastland archives, asked while laughing if he could “just show the rejection letter written to the last person who asked for this information." Later it came back to this author that “people at Ole Miss were really angry” over the FOIA request.)


[1] “Banister, FBI Chief Since February, to Leave Post Nov. 30,” Chicago Daily Tribune, Nov 19, 1954, Part 2, Page 12.

[2] Citation for this newspaper article (“NOTP, March 23, 1956, p. 1”) comes from the online Jerry P. Shinley Archive “Re: Jim Garrison and the SCEF Raids.”

[3] William Davy, “Let Justice Be Done,” (Jordan Publication, May 12, 1999), 1. On the weekend of the assassination, Banister pistol-whipped his employee Jack Martin, after Martin accused him of killing Kennedy. Martin eventually spoke to authorities.

[4] Sovereignty Commission documents SCR ID # 7-0-8-89-1-1-1 and SCR ID # 2-56-1-20-1-1-1.

[5] Sovereignty Commission documents SCR ID # 99-36-0-2-1-1-1 SCR ID # 1-16-1-21-1-1-1, SCR ID # 1-26-0-5-2-1-1, SCR ID # 2-2-0-19-1-1-1, SCR ID # 1-24-0-11-1-1-1

[6] After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, A. J. Weberman, a “Dylanologist,” “garbologist” and Kennedy conspiracist wrote that he received this communication from Sullivan's grandson, Jeremy Sullivan: "I was told that he commited suicide but my dad didn't think so. He told me there was an investigation and the FBI was involved. They deemed it suicide. The story I heard had changed depending on who told it, I believe that they had been out fishing all day and John Daniel had been drinking. After they got home, he was alone in his room and there was a gunshot and he was found dead." Also, Weberman stated that Jim Garrison had an undisclosed case against Sullivan in 1961. Per a “Memo for the Director” by Betsy Palmer on April 19, 1978, regarding the “HSCA.” From A.J. ajweberman and Michael Canfield, “Coup D'Etat in America, The CIA and the Assassination of John Kennedy,” (New York City, The Third Press, 1975) Nodule II.

[7] Online minutes of testimony before the Assassination Records Review Board, November 18, 1994. Dallas, Texas. Testimony of John McLaughlin aka John Bevilaqua, Harvard University graduate and systems analyst, also a Kennedy assassination theorist. McLaughlin was testifying why he needed to see documents from HUAC and SISS. He had also requested military records of Wycliff P. Draper, head of the Draper Committees and Pioneer Fund. Mississippi had been the benefactor of Draper money in its fight against the Civil Rights Act of 1965 and in funding of private white academies per Sovereignty Commission reports.

[8] Eastland’s name has also been associated with the murder of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Dr. Martin Luther King, U. S. Senator Robert Kennedy and with the mass murder at a U. S. Army base located in Mississippi of potentially 1,000 black soldiers during World War II.

[9] The former Eastland aid has since retired.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Rev. George Lee: Sovereignty Commission Investigated the Slain Minister

The Rev. George Lee, voting rights advocate, murdered in Belzoni, Miss.

Some voters who stood in lines to elect this country's first black president, may have spent some of the long hours remembering stories people who gave their lives for this moment.

The story of Rev. George Washington Lee of Belzoni, Miss., would surely be one to remember.

Lee, the first black person to register to vote in Humphreys County since Reconstruction, was shot to death on a neighborhood street while driving his car on the night of May 7, 1955.

Those who knew Lee -- and there were many -- say the Baptist minister was brutalized and killed by white men angered over his voting rights advocacy.

BOTH LEE AND his friend Gus Courts ran small grocery businesses and were targets of Belzoni's White Citizen's Councils, formally organized Klan-influenced organizations initiated in the Delta in 1954 to scare black citizens away from the polls and keep integration from taking place.

Lee often used his pulpit and his printing press to urge others to take action and vote. White officials once offered protection on the condition he end his voter registration efforts, but Lee refused.

Heading the town's new NAACP Chapter, Courts was ordered by his banker to turn over all NAACP books and when he refused, Courts was told to leave town. But he stayed. Courts once was handed a list of ninety-five blacks registered in Humphreys County by a Citizens Council member who warned that anyone not removing their name from the voting list would lose their job. He later testified about his experiences before a Congressional Committee.

Both men had tried for years to pay poll taxes in order to vote and were finally allowed to sign the register only after the county sheriff feared federal prosecution. Casting a ballot required a separate battle.

THE DAY OF REV. LEE'S murder, almost a year after Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education and three months before the lynching of Emmett Till in nearby Sunflower County, he and Courts met and talked about the latest warning.

Lee had received an anonymous death threat demanding he remove his name from the voting list and told Courts that he had a strange feeling about this particular threat.

That night as Reverend Lee drove his car along Belzoni's Church Street, two gun blasts shattered the night stillness, and the minister's Buick sedan swerved over the curb and rammed into a frame house. With the lower left side of his face gone, Rev. Lee staggered from the wreckage but died as he was being driven to the Humphreys County Memorial Hospital. When NAACP leader Medgar Evers arrived from Jackson to investigate Lee's murder, he was told by Sheriff Ike Shelton that Lee lost control of his car and died from the crash; the lead pellets found in his jaw tissues were dental fillings.

An autopsy was not necessary for the "freak accident," Shelton said.

But at Mrs. Lee's insistence, two black physicians examined her husband's body and reported the tissues contained pellets "fired at close range from a high-powered gun." They also found powder burns. Over the next few days, Evers and two national NAACP representatives met with eyewitnesses and the full story emerged:

Lee had been followed by three men in another car. His right rear tire was punctured by a rifle shot and as he slowed, the second car "pulled parallel and a shotgun was fired point-blank into his face. There were also descriptions of the three men, with tentative identifications."

Evers always doubted that any FBI investigation took place, since there was never any public report "or even a solid rumor" as to what was in the report.

Rev. Lee's murder was a cold-blooded answer to demands for equal treatment coming from more Mississippi blacks and was backed by the lies of the sheriff and local police, Evers later reported; Evers was assassinated ten years later in his Jackson driveway by a Delta Klansman and member of the white Citizens Council. Questions remain over Evers' murder.

Aaron Henry,a popular civil rights leader (who lived long enough to die a natural death), asserted, "We felt we needed protection because the past had taught us that when one Negro is killed, stay out of town if your skin is black."

But surprisingly, no protection was needed at the public funeral that took place in Belzoni.

"There wasn't a white man on the streets the day of the service, except for the press. There was a great turnout of Negroes for the funeral. This large presence of Negroes and absence of whites marked a turning point," Henry reported. As Henry predicted, the murder of Rev. Lee became a critical turning point back in 1955; his untimely death would help prompt later passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) -- one of the most successful civil rights laws in American history, guaranteeing millions of minority voters the equal

VRA ended literacy tests, poll taxes and other methods of keeping blacks from voting that had long poisoned the roots of this country's democracy. In 1964, only 300 African Americans served in public office nationwide, including just three in Congress. But recently, more than 9,100 black elected officials were serving, including 43 members of Congress, the largest number ever, according to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. often simply called Inc.

WOULD BARACK OBAMA know the story of Rev. George Lee. "Oh, I'm very sure he know this story," said Margaret Block, the sister of civil rights advocate Sam Block and a civil rights veteran, herself.

"The story of Rev. George Lee is one that we simply do not forget. It is so important to this country's history. And I'm very certain that our new president knows of Rev. Lee and much more about the brave men and women, black and white, who fought so hard for this day to come."

Some interesting links ...

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Susan Klopfer, journalist and author, writes on civil rights in Mississippi. Her newest books, "Where Rebels Roost: Mississippi Civil Rights Revisited" and "The Emmett Till Book" are now in print. "Where Rebels Roost" focuses on the Delta, Emmett Till, Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Amzie Moore and many other civil rights foot soldiers. Emphasis on unsolved murders of Delta blacks from mid 1950s on...