The Lynching of Mack Charles Parker

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He was an African-American who had been confined to the Pearl River County Jail in Poplarville after being charged with the rape of a pregnant white woman on or about February 23, 1959, on Highway 11 about a mile south of the Lamar County line. On Monday, May 4, 1959, ten days after being taken from the jail, Parker’s body was found in the Pearl River in Louisiana about two and a half miles south of the Bogalusa Bridge.


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