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Alton Wayne Roberts
Birth: Apr. 6, 1938
Mississippi, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1999
Lauderdale County
Mississippi, USA

Criminal. Member of the Ku Klux Klan, he personally shot and killed civil rights workers James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman on June 21,1964. He was not prosecuted by the state of Mississippi. In October of 1967 he was tried and convicted of civil rights violations and sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison. He died in 1999 as Mississippi was preparing to re-open the case. These crimes were the basis for the movie "Mississippi Burning". (bio by: Erik Lander) 
Family links: 
  Clyde Cuthrell Roberts (1905 - 1973)
  Eula Juanita Quinnelly Roberts (1911 - 1995)
  Lee C. Roberts (____ - 2001)*
  Lloyd R. Roberts (1936 - 1955)*
  Alton Wayne Roberts (1938 - 1999)
  Raymond L. Roberts (1940 - 2002)*
*Calculated relationship
Quinnelly Cemetery
Clarke County
Mississippi, USA
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Jun 23, 2005
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