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Mississippi Klansman Trial

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Mississippi Klansman Trial

Mississippi Klansman Trial

Mississippi Klansman Trial

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott in Jackson, Miss., about the trial this week of Ernest Avants, a former Ku Klux Klansman accused of murdering Ben Chester White in 1966. White was a sharecropper. Federal prosecutors allege the killing was an attempt to lure Martin Luther King Jr. to the area so he could be assassinated.