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Cecil Ray Price

  • Birth 15 Apr 1938 Flora, Madison County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 4 May 2001 Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 9901169

Criminal. Deputy Sheriff for Neshoba County Mississippi, he led three civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan who murdered them. The State of Mississippi never brought murder charges. Price was convicted of violation of civil rights and spent 7 years in federal prision. This case was the basis for the movie, "Mississippi Burning."

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 14 Nov 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9901169
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cecil Ray Price (15 Apr 1938–4 May 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9901169, citing Eastlawn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .