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In Mississippi, the Mysterious Murder of a Gay, Black Politician

posted on March 22, 2013

At National Journal, Ben Terris reports on the story of the murder of Marco McMillian, a gay, black politician who was running for mayor in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Little is known of the specifics of McMillian’s death, which has led to multiple theories and national speculation. “For investigators and historians, the devil is in the details. But for residents of Clarksdale, the devil is in the gaps—and the shadows that fill them,” Terris writes. “At New Jerusalem, when pastor Glasper first mentions McMillian on the Sunday after his death, he has specific advice for the congregation. ‘Never go by what people say about a person,’ he says. ‘Remember him the way you thought about him. You keep that in your heart.'”

Read at National Journal